Plenty of pedal power for High Peak pals

Graham Sydney ready to hit the coast.

Two pals are getting on their bikes for a coast to coast cycling challenge.

Peter Johnson, 78, from Whaley Bridge, and Graham Sydney, 75, from Glossop, known to their friends as Pete and Jim, are taking part in the challenge from September 3rd for four days.

The ‘Way of the Roses’ is 170 miles from Morecambe to Bridlington through the Lune Valley, Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Wolds.

The two friends said: “We wanted to raise money for a local charity, and as the High Peak Mayor, Paul Hardy and his wife Mary are regular walkers with our walking group, we decided on the High Peak Mayor’s Charity, in particular the Glossop Mountain Rescue Team.

“They do a great job keeping everyone, including cyclists and walkers, safe in the Glossop and High Peak area.”

Pete and Jim were planning to do a coast to coast ride two years ago, but Covid put those plans on hold.

To donate to their cause visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pete-jim

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