A group of cyclists are attempting a coast to coast challenge in memory of a Gainsborugh woman who lost her battle with Pancreatic cancer.
On Friday 15th August a group of seven, including Leigh Eccleshall, will be attempting to cycle 140 miles over three days from Whitehaven to Tynemouth.
The ride will be in aid of Pancreatic Cancer in memory of Leigh’s mother-in-law, Liz Mooney, who sadly passed away from the disease in 2009 aged 52.
Liz’s daughter, Michelle, said: “We have done several charity events for this cause including the Three Peaks challenge where we raised almost £5,000.”
“My husband, Leigh, was unfortunately not able to participate in the Three Peaks and has always wanted to do something else challenging.”
“So eventually we came up with this challenge of coast to coast which he has trained very hard for along with his fellow cyclists.”
“I am very proud of them all doing this challenge to raise money for a charity that is very close to my heart and in the process keeping my mum’s memory alive.”
“Pancreatic cancer is one of the biggest killers and one of the hardest cancers to detect.”
“Early detection is vital.”
If anyone would like to sponsor the cyclists please visit the Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/Leigh-Eccleshall.