BIKE riders donated thousands of pounds to a cancer charity.
The 10-strong team, who took part in the 93-mile Sunderland to York trip, raised £3,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The fund-raisers, who were accompanied by the Wearside Family Cycle Club on the route, completed the feat in just nine hours.
Organiser Ian Smith, who handed over a cheque to the charity at Sunderland Royal Hospital, said: “It was a lot of hard work, but the weather was good and everyone made it through okay.”
Dad-of-two Ian, 56, from Sunderland, also paid tribute to the support of E Dixon & J Thompson Glaziers and Joiners, Relish the Thought Deli, Hutchinson’s Fruit & Vegetables and Northumbrian Water.
“Without the help and support of these people, this charity bike ride would not have taken place.”
In August, the cyclists will embark on another bike ride, which will see them cover 210 miles in two and a half days, in aid of Sunderland Eye Infirmary – but are looking for help with transport.
Call Ian on 0792 901 0291 or e-mail Ian.Smith@dunelmhomes.co.uk