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Cyclists get on their bikes for local charity

Pedal power will be the order of the day when two cyclists set out on a 150-mile road trip from the mountainous lakes to the seaside.

Keen cyclists Kevin Mace and Stephen Dale, of Scunthorpe, are embarking on a coast-to-coast bike ride on June 24 in aid of The Health Tree Foundation (HTF) – the official charity of Scunthorpe hospital.

The route will take the pals from the mountainous western Lake District, through the Yorkshire Dales, across the flat Vale of York and finally to the Northern valleys of the North York Moors and finishing by the sea in Whitby.

Kevin and Stephen chose the HTF as their charity of choice as they both have family members who work at the hospital. Kevin has chosen to raise funds for the maternity bereavement suite appeal and Stephen is donating his money to the Disney ward.

Kevin said: “My wife Nikki is a senior healthcare assistant on the central delivery suite so I decided to take on a personal challenge, and at the same time, help raise funds for the much needed maternity bereavement suite.”

Stephen, whose daughter works on the Disney ward, said: “I know firsthand from my daughter what an amazing job the doctors and nurses do and I wanted to help the children that they care for.

“I have been cycling for the past five years and completed the coast-to-coast last year. I wanted a personal challenge to encourage me to beat my time of 12-and-a-half hours, what better way of doing that by raising funds for a local worthy cause.”

Cyclists will be departing from Seascale in Cumbria between 5am and 8am on Saturday June 24. If you would like to support Kevin and Stephen please visit their just giving pages.

For more information about The Health Tree Foundation please contact HTF community champion Hayley Thompson on 03033 305672 or email:

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