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Frame-on as dads and granddads cycle across the country

Dads and granddads take on coast to coast challenge for Trinity and St Michael's Primary School, Croston.

Dads and granddads take on coast to coast challenge for Trinity and St Michael's Primary School, Croston.

A group of dads and granddads have taken on a coast-to- coast challenge to raise funds for a village school.

The ten determined men cycled from Southport to Hornsea on the east coast, and have so far managed to raise almost £4,000 for Trinity and St Michael’s Primary School in Croston.

Now, after 125 miles, they have completed their challenge and described the experience as “amazing”.

Dad Martin Blunt, 40, said: “It was a challenge to raise much-needed funds for the school.

“We just want to invest a bit more into technology and teaching support in terms of equipment.

“That was the aim really, that the dads could do something to raise money for the school and really promote our kids’ education and learning, and at the same time getting fit and losing the Christmas fat!”

He said fathers were keen to get involved with PTFA fundraisers and said: “We were very much saying none of the dads get involved, it was very much mums doing all the work.”

The team set off from Southport on Friday before heading to the school for a send-off from the children.

Despite punctures and bike malfunctions, the nine dads and one granddad arrived in Hornsea on Sunday.

Martin, a learning and development consultant, who lives in Croston, said: “We also had a team supporting us with a 4x4 and a trailer. They followed us and were able to track where we were and meet us with bottles of water, which was great, especially with 23 degree heat.

“We have raised about £3,800 and if we are able to push it over £4,000, that would be amazing.”

Anyone wanting to donate can visit http://www.justgiving.com/TASM-Coast-to-Coast, or text 70070 with the message TASM99 £5, or the amount you want to sponsor.

 

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