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Whitehaven to Whitby

Long time charity supporter, Julie Stilgoe, has taken on a fundraiser with a twist this summer alongside her husband Pete.

Whitehaven to Whitby bike ride

Julie and Pete travelled coast to coast on their Honda 50cc mini bikes, along with five of their friends and family. Starting at Whitehaven and finishing at Whitby, the journey took the pair nine hours and they raised an amazing £3,000.

Julie said: “It has always been Pete’s dream to do the Coast to Coast and after he had a hiccup 18 months ago with bowel cancer, he became even more passionate to complete it. I’ve supported North West Cancer Research for many years alongside my employer Mitchell Group and they came instantly to mind while we made our plans.

“I was quite nervous ahead of time but it turned out to be an amazing experience – we did it all in one go and the sun was shining! Above all we’re just so thrilled to have raised so much for such a worthy cause.”