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Scarborough Firefighters To Go On Charity Bike Ride

Scarborough Firefighters To Go On Charity Bike Ride

Published by Karen Liu at 10:29am 20th September 2019.

Six firefighters in Scarborough are set to go on a charity bike ride.

Red Watch will be visiting every full time fire station in North Yorkshire - covering approximately 230 miles over four days. 

The group are setting off from Scarborough at 8am tomorrow (Saturday 21st September) with the first stop being Whitby.

Adam Dixon, Temporary Crew Manager, explains how they have prepared for it:

"We've just really increased the mileage; all of us ride fairly frequently anyway.

We were averaging 25-30 miles per ride each, but it was just increasing that and riding more than once a week.

We've done several training rides together on station you know, come off duty and gone and done 30-40 miles together, because it's all so different riding together as you've got to think of other people."

They are aiming to raise money for two charities - Guide Dogs for the Blind and The Fire Fighters Charity.

Adam added:

"We've set the two sort of goals around the £500 mark; which is probably a bit on the optimistic side but I think you know, you aim high and see what comes in.

We've picked the charities because Fire Fighters Charity obviously is something that benefits us if any of us or or our colleagues when we get injured.

Guide Dogs for the Blind, one of our colleague's partners has recently got a guide dog, so that's something that was very personal to us."

Adam has been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Karen Liu:

If you would like to donate, visit:

Fire Fighters Charity - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/red-watch-scarborough2

Guide Dogs for the Blind - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/red-watch-scarborough

The crew members taking part are:

  • Adam Dixon
  • Mark Wilshaw
  • Mike McNaughton
  • Lalan Flynn
  • Vance Pimperton
  • Graham Pollard

Here is the route they will be taking tomorrow: 

  • Saturday 21st September - Start at Scarborough Fire Station with the first stop being Whitby Fire Station. Leaving Whitby, they will head over the moors towards Northallerton for their first overnight stay. This will be the longest of the days with approximately 70 miles covered. 
  • Sunday 22nd September - Start at Northallerton Fire Station heading first to Richmond Fire Station. From Richmond heading south to Ripon Station before dropping down to Harrogate fire station to rest for the night.
  • Monday 23rd September - Leaving Harrogate Fire Station and heading further down the county to Tadcaster Fire Station and then onwards to Selby Fire Station. Finally heading north and reaching York Fire Station before finishing the day at Acomb Fire Station.
  • Tuesday 24th September - Leaving Acomb Fire Station heading across York to Huntington Fire Station before starting towards Malton Fire Station. Leaving Malton they will be on our final stretch as they head back towards Scarborough taking in the final stretch along the sea front.

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