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Our coast to coast charity bike ride

Posted on 25 October 2015

As we approach the end of October I am reminded of all the wonderful things we have done here at My Glasses Club in a effort to continually improve what we do for the benefit of our members. But sometimes it is important to go beyond the thresholds of business and invest time in greater causes. 

It was only 4 weeks ago that we took on our biggest challenge to date - to cycle across the country on our bikes in aid of the Costa Foundation which is on a mission to eleviate poverty in remote regions of the world.

We decided to cycle our own route from Morecambe Bay to Runswick Bay so that we could take in the most spectacular scenery which also mean't a lot of climbs as we went through the Forest of Bowland, Dales and eventually North Yorkshire Moors.

We did a total of 117 miles and apart from my knee going 15 miles from Runswick Bay we arrived in good spirits - surprisingly puncture free too. It was wonderful to see the UK at such a gentle pace and appreciate the views over the three days we decided to cycle the route. I would recommend doing it to anyone.

Check out our ride videos below. Special thanks to Greg for capturing them on his phone.


DAY 1: 


Coast to CoastOn our bikesDay1. Morecambe to Hawes


DAY 2:


Our Coast to CoastOn our bikeys Day 2. Hawes to Northallerton (via Costa Richmond)Ah go on... sponsor me;

Posted by Greg Lee James on Saturday, October 3, 2015


DAY 3:


Goal reachedScott and I had such fun and it feels great to know we peddled across our home country, our island. The place we love so muchA HUGE HUGE THANK YOU FOR THE DONATIONSTHERE IS STILL TIME TO DONATE; Costa Foundation is an independant charity that aims to relieve poverty in coffee-growing communities. Its mission is to improve the life chances of boys and girls by providing them with the opportunity for a quality education.

Posted by Greg Lee James on Monday, October 5, 2015

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