Get on your bikes to raise cash for trust

North Tynesiders are being encouraged to get on their bikes for charity.

A fun day centred around a walk and cycle ride along North Tyneside’s waggonways will be held at Cobalt Business Park in North Shields on Saturday to raise money for the Chris Lucas Trust.

More than 500 people are expected to take part in the seven-mile charity ride or one-mile walk.

The ride will begin at 10am at the Silverlink Biodiversity Park at the Cobalt Business park.

Entrants will receive either a commemorative T-shirt or medal.

Attractions on offer after the ride include face-painting, music and a bike display.

Amy Carroll, one of the event’s organisers and also community co-ordinator at Cobalt Business Park, said: “This ride is a fantastic way for staff and residents to explore the North Tyneside waggonways.

“This ride will give people a great opportunity to see what the waggonways have to offer while raising money for charity.”

Lynn Lucas, co-founder with her husband, also called Lynn, of the trust, named after their son, in 2001 following his death from cancer the year before, said: “Over the years, this ride has been a great success, we are hoping to attract even more riders this year.

“The money raised at this event goes directly to the trust and helps fund research into children’s cancer.”

The event is being sponsored by North Tyneside Council’s Big Society community investment fund.

Taking part in Saturday’s event costs £6.

To enter, go online and visit