Charity coast-to-coast bike ride finishes at Roker Pier

22.08.16 10:00

Roker Pier & Lighthouse featured as the finish line for a charity coast-to-coast bike ride

Last week, a team of six from Anelay Building & Conservation – the contractors who helped us to sympathetically restore the lighthouse, embarked on an impressive charity bike ride.

In preparation the group had attended the annual Selby bike ride and the The Jane Tomlinson Appeal (JTA) ‘round the beat’ bike ride, along with lots of evening and weekend training! However, on Saturday 13th August, it was time for the true test!

Starting from St Peters St Pauls, New Brighton, Merseyside, a site they had worked on over in the West, the team undertook the coast to coast challenge.  Their end goal was all the way across the width of the country, finishing at our very own Roker Pier in the East.

The full route was broken into four legs across four days…

Leg one: Saturday 13th August - New Brighton to Bamber Bridge (35 miles)    

Leg two: Sunday 14th August - Bamber Bridge to Skipton (45 miles)

Leg three: Monday 15th August - Skipton to Richmond (45 miles)

Leg four: Tuesday 16th August - Richmond to Roker Pier & Lighthouse, Sunderland (60 miles)         

The team set off on Saturday, with the bike ride ending on Tuesday. All in all the team rode a massive 185 miles.

Well done guys!

The charity bike ride was completed for The Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Anelay Building & Conservation’s chosen charity of the year – who they’re hoping to raise a target of £50,000 for across five years - and we wish then the best of luck with their efforts!