Regulars at Earsdon pub gear up for charity bike ride

A group of fund-raisers are saddling up for their latest epic challenge.

Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 11:58 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 2:39 pm
Staff and regulars at the Cannon Inn all set for their charity bike ride in aid of Cancer Research.

Customers and staff at the Cannon Inn, in Eardson, are all set for another challenge.

A total of 18 regulars are taking part in the 185-mile Coast and Castles cycle challenge in aid of Cancer Research, setting off on Friday.

The team are riding in memory of the village’s local vicar, who lost his life to cancer last year, as well as many friends and family who have been affected.

Team Leader David Rawlinson is looking forward to the challenge and is sure they’ve chosen the right cause.

He said: “We recently lost our local vicar to this horrible disease, so we’re very much doing this in memory of a wonderful man, and like most people, each and every one of us knows someone who’s been affected.

“It’ll be a tough run, but we think we’re ready!”

Cancer Research UK’s local fundraising manager Carolyn Reynolds said: “We have more than 300 researchers working right here in the North East to help beat cancer, and it costs us more than £4million to run our centres here.

“Cancer Research UK receives no government funding and that’s why supporters like David and the regulars from the Cannon Inn are so important to the charity. “

“One in two of us will receive a cancer diagnosis in our lifetime, and we’re so grateful to the team for everything they’re doing to help us beat cancer sooner.”