Pub pals get on their bikes for London cycle challenge

CHARITY CYCLISTS: Chesters regulars Ian Smith, Dean Hodgson, Paul Coyne, Mick Deary, Craig Smith, Jordan Taylor, Andy Storey, Andy Wayman, Alan Smith, Peter Kelly, Peter Charlton, Alan Waters, Derek Johnson and Ray Peggy ahead of their charity cycle ride to help raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance.
CHARITY CYCLISTS: Chesters regulars Ian Smith, Dean Hodgson, Paul Coyne, Mick Deary, Craig Smith, Jordan Taylor, Andy Storey, Andy Wayman, Alan Smith, Peter Kelly, Peter Charlton, Alan Waters, Derek Johnson and Ray Peggy ahead of their charity cycle ride to help raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance.
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A GROUP of Sunderland pub-goers are getting on their bikes to raise cash for charity.

The team from The Chesters is in training to take part in a cycle challenge from London back to the pub.

The Great North Air Ambulance is a great charity to support because you never know when it is going to be needed.

Ian Smith, The Chesters Charity

Ian Smith, who runs The Chesters’ Charity, said this event is being held to boost funds for the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

For the past 30 years the pub, in Chester Road, has had a charity group, made up of staff and regulars, and has raised thousands of pounds for a wide range of worthy causes.

There will be 19 cyclists and seven support workers taking part in the bike ride in June, cycling 100 miles for four consecutive days.

“The Great North Air Ambulance is a great charity to support because you never know when it is going to be needed.”

Ian said The Chesters’ Charity does several events every year to support charities.

He said: “It’s just about raising money for whoever needs it at the time. I prefer them all to be in Sunderland.”

It has already cost every member of the team £150 each to fund the trip, paying for food and accommodation, and they are looking for people to help raise the £900 needed for the diesel.

Anyone who would like to help out can contact Ian on ian.smith@esh.uk.com and anyone who wants to sponsor the riders or make a donation should visit their webpage HERE.

https://www.createanddonate.co.uk/to/chesters-pub-charity-cycle-ride-400miles#.VT_YQ3CtWCw.email.