THREE friends have covered the length of Britain in memory of an Alvanley mother who died of cancer.
Martin Woolf, of Helsby, and his friends and co-workers Kevin Roberts and Andy Wilkin cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats over six days, covering 891 miles to raise £3,534.87 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
They did it in memory of Helen Davidson, 44, of Ardean Lea, who died last August after battling cancer of the oesophagus and bowel, leaving her husband, Barry, and three children.
They also did the ride in memory of Martin’s friend Frank Williamson, of Mobberley, who died of cancer earlier this year.
On the last day the three covered 170 miles and stayed in the saddle for 13 hours to reach their destination at 7.45pm which was half a day faster than intended.
Some highlights of the challenge included getting the support van stuck and ripping the back bumper off; they also visited Wigan three times after some amateur map reading.
Martin said: “I’m overjoyed we’ve raised so much through the generosity of friends, family, and business contacts.
“The money has been raised to ensure that Macmillan can continue to provide their vital support services for people affected by cancer which we’ve all been touched by in one way or another.”
Marie Travers, Macmillan fundraising manager, said: “Local support is absolutely vital to Macmillan’s work. I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to the team.”