A message from Peter Hartley:
Thanks to those of you who sponsored our Trans Pennine Trail Challenge in aid of St Leonards Hospice over last weekend.
All 5 of us managed to cover the 257 miles & finished in Hornsea at 6pm last night.
At the moment we have raised in excess of £2,000 & hoping to meet our target of £2500.
The bare facts are that it was a gruelling journey over 3 days & despite the fact we started with 5 brand new bikes, everyone of them was affected in someway, with 2 bald tyres, one smashed derailler, & 3 bikes finishing with no brakes as they had all worn down the brake pads.
Saturday left Southport at 9.30am, covered over 80 miles in driving rain at Glossop at 9.45pm.
Sunday left Glossop at 8.30am, started in 3 hours of driving rain, arrived at St Leonards Hospice at 8.30pm having covered nearly 100 miles.
Monday left St Leonards Hospice at 9.10am, apart from 2 hours of rain around noon, sunny weather, arrived at Hornsea at 6pm having covered over 70 miles.