Training starts for coast to coast ride

The seventh annual coast to coast charity bike ride organised by a cycling expert from Castleton was launched this week ahead of the 150 mile marathon cycle in June.

Vicky Griffin organises the event which over the years has so far raised £150,000 for Marie Curie.

From now onwards there will be training rides for people who might be apprehensive about the on and off road ride which starts at Grange Over Sands on Friday June 19 and finishes when riders dip their wheels in the North Sea at Scarborough on Sunday June 21.