Coast-to-coast bike ride in memory of cycling pal raises funds for Alder Hey



Coast-to-coast bike ride in memory of cycling pal raises funds for Alder Hey

by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

THREE Southport men undertook a coast-to-coast bike ride to raise £4,462.50 for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in memory of their friend.

Andy Webster organised the recent three day ride, which began in Morecambe and ended in Bridlington. He was joined by Mark Day and Paul Roberts and the trio, supported by Phil Evans, cycled 170 miles (274km).

They rode in memory of their friend Matt Dunham, who died last summer. Raising money for Alder Hey was a cause close to Matt’s heart after his son, Christian, was treated at the Hospital as a child. Andy said: “Last summer, our great friend and co-cyclist Matt died suddenly having just been out on his bike. His wife, Sue, kindly agreed for us to cycle in his memory.

“Matt loved the challenge, camaraderie and real ale from our trips cycling across the country and he always led from the front in his own inimitable style.

“He will be greatly missed but certainly not forgotten. We raised our pints to him as a mark of absolute respect for a very fine man.”

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