A dedicated group of 25 cyclists from Tyneside and Teesside set off from St James’ Park in Newcastle recently to ride a challenging 165 miles to Scarborough.

The route took them south to Richmond, over the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors and with an overnight stop in Whitby. It was a tough ride but the team dug in to complete it, raising a fantastic £4,500 to support our work in the process.

This was the 11th Three Days for Bobby fundraising ride and we’re hugely grateful to the riders, to Mason Street Furniture for kindly providing the support van and to everyone who has generously sponsored the team.

Organiser Stephen Hay, a project manager for Northumbrian Water from Sunniside, says: “You could never describe any of us as professional cyclists so it really is a huge challenge to do these rides.

“This all out as a football thing really, because we admired Sir Bobby and the way he set up the Foundation. As the years have gone on, quite a few people involved with Three Days for Bobby have been affected by cancer and this is our small way of doing something to help.”