From Catterick to Sunderland in memory of a hero

Organisers of the Cuthy 2012 Bike ride in memory of the late Nathan Cuthbertson, from left; Tom Cuthbertson, Rob Deverson of Ashbrooke Sports Club, Carla Cuthbertson, Dean Fox, Colin Charlton and Michelle Cuthbertson (Centre)
Organisers of the Cuthy 2012 Bike ride in memory of the late Nathan Cuthbertson, from left; Tom Cuthbertson, Rob Deverson of Ashbrooke Sports Club, Carla Cuthbertson, Dean Fox, Colin Charlton and Michelle Cuthbertson (Centre)
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CHARITY cyclists are taking to the road again in memory of a fallen soldier.

Cuthy’s 200 was launched in memory of Paratrooper Nathan Cuthbertson by his parents Tom and Carla, of Tunstall, after the 19-year-old was killed by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

Private Nathan Cuthbertson, of 2nd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment.

Private Nathan Cuthbertson, of 2nd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment.

Now covering just under 60 miles, the ride is a firm favourite with kind-hearted cyclists.

On June 8, fund-raisers will set off from Catterick Garrison, in North Yorkshire, heading to Ashbrooke Sports Club.

The club will host a family fun day, with a barbecue and entertainment on the bill.

Last year’s event brought in £8,000, bringing the total so far to £20,000.

Former Para Tom said: “We’ve always done it on the weekend closest to the day our Nathan died, because we want to do it in his memory.

“It’s a good bike ride and not too difficult to do, so we had a lot of people of different fitness levels who did it last year and they all really enjoyed it.” Registration will take place at Ashbrooke Sports Club on Friday, from 6pm.

It costs £5 to register. Organisers ask that riders pay £5 towards transport costs and try to raise at least £50.

This year, funds will go to charity Brothers in Arms and the Sunderland branch of the Parachute Regiment Association.

For details, visit www.cuthys200.co.uk or call Tom on 07951 853 128.