Group of teenagers cycled from Scotter to Scunthorpe to raise money for Cancer Research UK

A group of six friends from Scotter wanted to help make a difference so they got on their bikes and cycled 95 miles to Scunthorpe to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
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The group of cyclists was made up of Bethan Vaughan, Georgina Wotherspoon, Amshu Makod, Alex Brewster, Chris Murray-Auckland and Jack Kelly.

Bethan’s dad, Chris Vaughan, said: “They decided as a group they wanted to raise some money for a worthy cause.

"All the group have either family or friends which have battled against cancer and they were also aware of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Cancer Research UK with a reduction in funding and donations.

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Alex, Chris, Amshu, Bethan, Georgina, Jack

"They all agreed that they wanted to raise the money by doing something that was challenging for themselves.”

The group set up a ‘Go Fund Me’ page for the event with a target to try and raise £500.

Chris said: “To prepare for the event they went on a few 20 to 30 mile rides.

"They planned the ride themselves but were careful to choose a route which avoided major traffic routes.”

The group set off on Saturday, August 8, at 5.30am from the village green in Scotter.

Chris said: “It was a bright, hot and humid day with temperatures reaching the high 20’s.

"Parents met them at pre-arranged points along the route and provided drinks and refreshments.

"The group stayed in high spirits throughout the day even though the conditions were very hot. They finished the ride at 8pm after completing 95 miles.

"They were all very tired but were proud of their personal achievements as a well as raising money for the charity. They were even smiling at the end.”

The group set an initial target of raising £500 and have exceeded this with the current amount standing at £1,250.

Chris said: “All the parents are extremely proud of what they have achieved and it is a credit to them that they have raised such a lot of money for a charity battling against cancer which unfortunately impacts us all in some way or other.”

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