Charity Bike Ride – C2C2C

I have been meaning to do something ‘worthwhile’ for charity other than donate, which to date it’s all I have done.

So, a dozen cyclists from Cleveland Wheelers decided to do the C2C2C (East coast to West and back) on the shortest day or thereabouts, to raise funds for a bowel cancer charity.   It’s about 200 miles and we did it on Saturday 13th December setting off at 5am from Saltburn by the Sea going over to Morecombe on the West coast and returning, getting back to Saltburn at about 8am.

The weather was not too good for most of the ride and without a support vehicle with our food, dry clothes and to help with a couple of mechanicals (including a spare wheel for someone’s broken spoke) it would have been intolerable!

Bowel cancer is close to my heart.  My Brother is currently battling it, very bravely.  We have raised about £13,000 which far exceeded our expectations and thank you to all who donated.  Below is the link which has some nice pictures of the training and actual ride and explains why we chose to do it in December rather than in the sensible Summer months.  Andy is the man who started the challenge and set up the page.  His Sister is in the same position as my Brother:


Hilton Armstrong – February 2021