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Fundraisers to cycle 1,000 miles for charity

A group of eight cyclists may be in need of mountain bike insurance as they set off on a 1,000-mile ride across France to raise money for charity.

According to the Northumberland Gazette, the Blokes on Spokes team – who are all former rugby players, will be donating the proceeds of the trip to Storma Nurse Specialists, which helps youngsters with bowel and bladder disorders, and The Wooden Spoon, which also cares for disadvantaged children.

The two causes were selected because they have a personal link to one of the members of the group, Simon Manners, whose daughter has been aided by the charities.

In preparation for their next ride, from Beal to Toulon, the team are hosting a fundraising event that promises to include “dancing, drinking and hog roasts” at Easington Grange Farm on May 21st.

Another charity rider who may need mountain bike insurance this month is RAF officer Craig Kirk, who will be cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats alongside his brother Mark in order to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

A previous expedition by the Blokes on Spokes group along that route six years ago raised £65,000.

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