Cyclists' Thorny Challenge

Listeners have heard about the thorny challenge of a 100-mile charity bike ride.

The third Ride of the Roses from Lancashire to Yorkshire will raise vital funds for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.

The Ride of the Roses (Credit: The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity)

John Croasdale and Yvette Lund are just two of the cyclists taking part this year.

They visited Radio Clatterbridge to tell presenter Gray Hawke all about the event.

Scroll down to hear the full interview

The pair are members of the Tuesday evening Willaston branch of the national Cycle Touring Club.

Yvette is aiming to ride for 75 miles on August 31st while John hopes to complete the full 100-mile course.

John Croasdale and Yvette Lund in their cycling kits

John's son Stephen has been treated at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and cared for at Wirral Hospice St John's and wanted to give something back.

John, who has been cycling for five years, has been training especially for the challenge for the last month.

It's the second time he will have taken part in the event. He completed the race last year and raised over £1,000.

"It was one of the hardest things I've ever done.... We had lots of hills for the first 60 miles. On the last 40 miles that I thought was going to be easy we suddenly got a head wind. So it was difficult for the full 100 miles!" - John Croasdale, cyclist

Both riders hope to raise lots of money for the charity.

You can sponsor them on their JustGiving page. 

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