Coast to Coast 2017



This page shows pictures taken during the "Coast to Coast" cycle ride by friends from Newmarket Real Tennis Club raising funds for a Liver Perfusion Machine at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

If you'd like to support this cause please click here

Because this is being uploaded "on the fly" there may be few comments -- but it will be tidied up later........

The idea for the ride came about among friends after a regular "Tuesday Doubles" match at Newmarket Real Tennis Club.

It was therefore fitting that three of the riders set off from the club on Tuesday June 6, 2017.

Departure from Whitehaven

The start with rear wheels in the harbour by the "C2C" sign

The four riders with support crew -- from left -- Logan, John, Phil, Cheryl, Charles, Philippa, Steve


The departure...

The first part of the route was along a disued railway track and they re-emerged onto public roads at School in Rowrah


Coffee break at Inglenook Caravan Park

At Greystoke

Overnight at Edenhall and then start of Day 2


At the highest cafe in England. Philippa had cycled all the way up!



Out of last!

End of Day 2 -- arrival in Stanhope


Start of Day 3

En route just before the switch from Route 7 to Route 14

Arrival at Tynemouth

The dipping in the sea

A personal note from John S:

 I feel it has been a great privilege to work with the team including all the riders and other support guys. They started from Whitehaven in sun – and finished at Tynemouth in sun …..but… I don’t think any of us will forget the morning of June 8, 2017. That has nothing to do with other national events that day but is about the brave riders fought their way up very steep climbs in howling winds and driving rain.  Watching Philippa, for a long time in the dry of a cafe, determined to pedal all the way up to Hartside epitomised what it was about. The photo (taken by Cheryl and showing very wet Philippa, Phil and Logan) below may seem strange, but during that day the conditions were so bad the they had to take shelter in a cowshed. 

The other wonderful thing about the week was working with Charles and Steve. I remember Steve before his liver transplant having many operations to get rid of infections. Each day we were concerned and worried that he was weakening. Then, after the operation and a long recovery, he was back to normal and, this week, has certainly shown great dedication to keeping the team on track.

There could only be one choice for where any funds raised should go. The team at Addenbrooke’s who looked after Steve are developing new technologies to make the transplant process more effective.

So, if you haven’t given yet, please do. If you have given already, you may want to give more.

John S


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