250-mile charity ride to set off from MediaCity next month

Not content with the usual cycling challenges such as Manchester to Liverpool, London to Brighton or even the 140 mile Coast to Coast, Sam Morrison and Rich Reid will take on this gruelling 250 mile ride through 10 English counties in the shortest time possible on Friday 22nd June.

They’ll be setting off at 6.30pm and cycling throughout the evening, night and day in order to reach Brighton’s Royal Pavilion by Saturday evening. But why are they taking on this mammoth feat?

The pair are aiming to raise at least £1000 each for two very special causes that are close to their hearts.

Sam, inspired by his friend Joe Gilligan who lost his brave fight against cancer in 2009, is riding to support the Joe Gilligan Trust which helps to improve the lives of teenagers and young adults who are fighting cancer.

Rich is riding to support Compassion UK, a charity which enables teams from the UK to travel to Kenya and other developing countries in order to help deprived children through training, resource provision and lending their expertise to support projects.

Sam said, “We’re both really excited by the challenge, it’s going to be a very long and painful 24hours but the response so far has been brilliant and we’re almost halfway to our fundraising targets.

Rich added, “What started out as a way to save money on the commute to work has turned into one of my favourite things! Never ever thought I would get dressed in all lycra and cycle 250 miles in 24hrs! But if its going to raising money for deprived children then just try and keep me away.

To find out more about the challenge, the route, the riders and sponsorship opportunities, check out cycling4life.com.

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