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Coniston Cold cyclist raises £2,500 on coast-to-coast ride
9:00am Tuesday 4th September 2012 in News
A Coniston Cold man completed a coast-to-coast cycle ride to raise over £2,500 for a motor neurone disease charity.
Chris Wild, of Coniston Cold, and Ripon’s Mike Hemingway, who works in the village, cycled from St Bede’s to Robin Hood’s Bay to raise £2,590 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Chris said he was inspired to do the ride because his dad, Ted Wild, of Gargrave , was recently diagnosed with motor neurone disease, a neurological disorder that affects cells which control voluntary muscle activity including speaking, walking, breathing, swallowing and body movement.
The two men, who wore a cycling kit provided by the Coniston Hotel, were supported on their journey by Chris Clarke, of Addingham , who drove a Land Rover to carry equipment for them.
Chris said that although he was very sore after cycling 182 miles in 15 hours, he is planning a similar charity ride in July 2013.
“We’ll be riding 200 miles from London to Paris, and get there just in time to watch Bradley Wiggins ride up the Champs-Elysees to defend his Tour de France title.”