Worksop: Charity ride to the races in memory of Andrew raises more than £5,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust

A team of 14 riders took to the roads from Worksop to Ripon last month in a cycling challenge in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust

Friends of Andrew Ellis at Doncaster racecourse on their charity ride
Friends of Andrew Ellis at Doncaster racecourse on their charity ride

And they have so far raised more than £5,000.

The ride was organised in memory of Worksop-born man Andrew Ellis who died suddenly last summer aged just 30.

Departing from Worksop and taking in racecourses at Doncaster and York before finishing at Ripon the 94-mile course was a homage to Andrew’s love of horse racing.

The ride took place on 27th June, which would have been Andrew’s 31st birthday.

The Teenage Cancer Trust was chosen as a charity close to the heart of Andrew, who suffered from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for a number of years.

Against the odds he beat the illness, and then supported other sufferers through their illness.

Donations to the charity have flooded with the current total standing at £5,322.

Andrew Nunn, ride organiser, said: “It was an honour to have taken part in a ride in memory of a much-loved son, partner, brother and friend.”

It is still possible to donate to the cause at www.justgiving.com/betwecandoitforandy