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Spine chilling bike ride.

Bret Crossley is taking part in the coast to coast trek

On May 12th we are going to find ourselves chilling at a live music venue watching an up and coming new band called 'Brother'. Although after buying one of our many pints of larger at the bar we will be raising our glasses to the inspirational guys cycling from Tynemouth to Cumbria fundraising on the behalf of the Spinal Injury charity, Back-Up.

The Fifty cyclists and their sore backsides will endure three days of gruelling peddle power, but it will be worth it as the team are hoping to raise ten grand.

Before we ask you to dig deep and donate some cash let's put things into perspective for you...

£25 donation enables one spinal cord injured participant to attend a wheelchair skills course in a spinal unit, which improves his or her confidence and independence.

£60 will contribute towards enabling one mentee to meet up with their mentor to do an activity together, such as bowling, which will help the mentee gain confidence in the future.

£120 will cover the costs for one participant to undergo a day of activities on the multi-activity taster weekenddence.

William Penrice, a volunteer for Back Up is taking part in the trek, he told Able2uk, "Back Up receives no Government funding and relies on the generosity of its supporters as a vital source of income. Without such generous support as we are seeing on the Coast-To-Coast, we would find it increasingly difficult to provide vital services such as wheelchair skills, rehabilitative activity courses, mentoring and signposting to people affected by spinal cord injury throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland."

We wish you all the best of luck guys and if our kind readers cycle across to and donate a few quid you will hopefully reach your target. We just hope you all know how to change a puncture!


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