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Pedal power cyclists saddle-up to raise life-saving charity cash
6:30pm Tuesday 3rd July 2012 in Local news
Four cyclists have raised more than £4,000 for a lifeboat charity after riding from Leeds to London in less than 24 hours.
Peter and Andrew Hibbert, Jonny Ratcliffe and Mark Romanowski, backed by JD Cycles of Ilkley, had set themselves one day to complete the 210-mile trip from Leeds station to Buckingham Palace to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute.
But the awesome foursome completed their journey in just 16 hours, despite stops in Worksop, Melton Mowbray and Bedford for refreshments from their support car, being driving by Catherine Hibbert and Natalie Osuch.
The riders thank everyone for their support, and Andrew Hibbert said: “I would like to say a massive thank you to Peter and Mark for planning the route and navigating, my mum for carrying our food and drink, JD Cycles of Ilkley for the bike, vaseline and their fantastic support – without it, the ride would not have been possible.”
Mr Ratcliffe had already set his sights on repeating the feat next year.
“Perhaps next year we could get more riders to join us – I know I’ll be having another crack at it,” he said.