A HEROIC group of cyclists from Ellesmere Port raised £10,000 to help the Hospice of the Good Shepherd.
It is the second time the Caped Crusaders have raised the staggering amount completing sponsored bicycle journeys.
Last year they cycled from the Blackpool Tower to the Eiffel Tower, raising £10,376 for patient care at the hospice.
They have now returned home after cycling 850 miles from Paris across the Alps to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy.
Group representative Bryan Smith said: “We took much needed inspiration from all the good luck messages posted on Facebook and were driven by the thought of our end goal helping so many local people. Some of us have seen the excellent care that is provided at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, my mother-in-law, Irene Goolding, and Lewis’s mum, Avril Walters, were both cared for in Backford.
“After riding 830 miles and 60 miles in the saddle we caught sight of the Tower of Pisa. We didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.”
Amanda Le Bretton, fundraising manager at the hospice, said: “We are so fortunate to have such a committed group and to undertake a second journey at this level within a 12-month period is phenomenal.”
If you would like to take part in the hospice’s overseas challenge to the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas in October, call Phil on 01244 851811.