26 August 2010

Pedal Power

While cycling is not specifically a form of public transport on offer to everyone, it is at least acknowledged as being part of 'the solution', and with that in mind we have agreed to promote what is clearly a very worthwile cause being undertaken by someone from the LEYTR area.

Ellis Jacklin will by cycling between Cleethorpes in North East Lincolnshire and Tywyn on the Welsh coast in order to raise money for the British Lung Foundation. The cycle ride of 200 miles is something that fits in well with the sort of (less energetic) jaunt we'd undertake and one that all members of the LEYTR committee wish him well with.

The coast-to-coast charity ride is not solely by bike as the initial and final modes will be by train, making use the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway and the Talyllyn Railway on the Mid-Wales Coast. Ellis' father, the late Bob Jacklin, was an avid railway enthusiast and volunteer for the Talyllyn Railway and accordingly tying in these forms of transport seemed apt.

The cycle race will take place on 22 April 2011 (Good Friday) and a Facebook group has been created so that followers can see how Ellis' training is progressing. A dedicated website has also been created for any donations.


Taking place this Sunday (29 August) is a sponsored bungee jump off the Transporter Bridge in Middlesborough, by Garry Pearson, a Delaine Buses driver, in aid of the Help for Heroes campaign. Anyone wishing to donate can do so by clicking here.

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