A LOCAL speedway stalwart has completed a marathon cycle challenge to raise funds for charity.
Astley Rotarian and Astley & Tyldesley Cycle Speedway Club Coach Mike Hack completed riding the Three Cities Cycle Challenge, in aid of Kidney Research UK charity.
Mike was a member of a team of 36 riders from City West Housing Trust, who joined a 76 rider field.
At 57 years of age, he was the oldest rider in the event.
The group rode the 350 miles from London to Amsterdam to Brussels in four days.
The riders enjoyed heavy rain, strong winds, hot sunshine, great cycling routes, and a few drinks.
Mike said: “There was a fantastic group of people throughout the whole trip.”
The Three Cities charity cycle is a cycle challenge from London to Brussels via Amsterdam but is not just about distances covered, the bike ride is about group effort, friendship and charity spirit.
Mike added: “Many thanks to those people who have made a charity donation.
“If anyone hasn’t done so yet, but would like to, donations can be made on-line at the following link:
http://www.kidneyresearchukevents.org/3CsCyclingClub So far, the City West team have raised £55,000 from the ride for the charity so far.”