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25th March 2007 SEA & MUD CHALLENGE TO HELP LOCAL CHARITIES
Do you want to take part in an accompanied cycle ride from the East coast of England to the West coast and raise money for three very worthy causes?
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team are organising a Sea and Mud Challenge between Saturday 26th May and Monday 28th May 2007.
The organiser Steve Marrs said "The challenge is to cycle on mountain bikes from the East Coast of England to the West Coast - A total of 187 miles over three days. You will start with your back wheel in the sea at Tynemouth on the North-East coast and ride via Bellingham, through Keilder to finish when your front wheel gets wet at Whitehaven on the North West coast. Each day cyclists will ride approximately 60 miles. There will be a support van to shadow cyclists along the route and carry equipment - this means less to carry whilst riding. We will also provide transport back to the start after the event".
Funds raised will be split between Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team, The Fire Service Benevolent Fund and Willow Burn Hospice.
Anyone interested in taking part can obtain an application form from the Teams website www.twsmrt.org.uk The cost will be £60 per person.
If you require more information either use the above website to "contact the organiser" or ring 07740429993.
Notes For Editor Teesdale
& Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team are affiliated to the "Mountain
Rescue - England and Wales". We provide a Search and Rescue service throughout
County Durham and beyond primarily for the Police but also for the other emergency
services. All Team members are volunteers and we rely on monies raised by ourselves
as a registered charity to run the Team. Further details regarding our latest
callouts and Team information can be found on our website www.twsmrt.org.uk