From the west coast and Liverpool, over the hills of the Pennines and back to Hull – 13 cyclists took on the coast-to-coast challenge to raise thousands of pounds for CatZero.
This fourth annual cycling challenge saw the fund-raisers take on the 170-mile trek over three days – stopping off in Stockport and Doncaster, before riding back into Hull.
Director of Sailing, Danny Watson, leads the event every year and was delighted to reveal that the 2018 coast-to-coast had raised £6,000 – bringing the total raised by cycling events this year to £15,000. The money all goes towards programme delivery.
“It is always a very good event, with a fantastic bunch of people who love the challenge of taking on the cycle, as well as raising the money. Everyone at CatZero are extremely grateful for that,” said Danny, who also thanked Andrew Baitson for the hog roast when the group arrived back in Hull.
Some fun awards were presented to the group on their return including a “Mr Blowout” prize for the most punctures! The award for the most funds raised went to Jason St. Hill who received the prize of a place on the CatZero Dutch Dash Sail later this year.
Danny is already planning the 2019 cycle challenge – in which he wants to take the actual coast-to-coast route from Hornsea to Southport, marking the cycle’s fifth anniversary, as well a decade of CatZero programme delivery around the Humber.
The 2019 cycle challenge will take place on 12-15 September 2019. Anyone interested should contact Danny on firstname.lastname@example.org.