Bridlington bike ride helps Alzheimer’s kitty

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Published: Wednesday 17th June 2015 by The News Editor

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Bridlington provided the finishing line for a coast-to-coast charity bike ride which raised nearly £7,000.

Brothers Kevin and Steve Brailey’s 170-mile (273.5km), three-day Morecambe-to-Bridlington trek came after doctors found out that their father had Alzheimer’s disease.

The pair were joined by Julie Brailey, Steve’s wife, and Jill Boyington, a friend. The illness was also detected in Julie’s mother in 2010.

The picturesque ride comprised beauty spots such as the Pennines and Lake District, the former proving particularly challenging. Steve said these hills proved more gruelling than even the ones they encountered in Sheffield.

The quartet travelled eastwards, factoring in the wind which normally blows that way. But their calculations backfired and they had to cycle against the elements.

They prepared for their biking marathon by taking on the sharp hills of the Derbyshire Peak district villages of Baslow and Hathersage.

The money – with power to add – will go to Alzheimer’s Society’s coffers.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Wednesday 17th June 2015 by The News Editor

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