An intrepid duo are taking part in a 234 mile cycle challenge to raise funds and awareness of CNI (Christian Nightlife Initiatives) Network and its local projects in the North East of England.
Starting at South Tyneside at 9.30am on Friday 9th June, Steve Brock and Andy Fox will visit fifteen Street Angel projects before finishing at 4.30pm in Northallerton on Sunday 11th June.
The ride will take in several iconic locations across the region including the Angel of the North, Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge, Whitby Abbey and York Minster alongside various challenging hills.
At each of the stops it is planned to meet up with local volunteers and celebrate the work of work and impact of Street Angels on weekend evenings. Accompanying the duo in a support vehicle will be founder of Street Angels and CNI Network Paul Blakey MBE.
Steve Brock, one of the cyclists and a trustee of CNI Network, comments, "This cycle ride is a great way to meet fifteen of our local projects and the amazing teams of volunteers who give so much to our region. We will also be fundraising for the ongoing national work of CNI Network and encouraging the local projects to use this event as a way of raising local funds and profile. Although the route will be a challenge at times, Andy and myself are looking forward to it!"
The cycle ride is also paving the way for a North East regional conference to be held at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium on Thursday 29th June between 12noon and 9pm with training sessions, opportunity to meet volunteers from across the area and a celebration dinner.
For more information and to sponsor Steve and Andy visit www.cninetwork.org/cycle
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Timetable of the Route:
Day 1 - Friday 9th June 2017:
9.30am - 10am - South Tyneside
10.50am - 11.05am - Angel of the North, Durham Road, Gateshead, NE9 6AA
11.55am - 12.15pm - Durham
1.40pm - 2.25pm - Hartlepool Art Gallery, Christchurch, Church Square, Hartlepool, TS24 7EQ
3.25pm - 3.40pm - Stockton Infinity Bridge, TS18 2NL
4.00pm - 4.15pm - Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge / Riverside Stadium, TS3 6RS
5.00pm - 5.15pm - Redcar Beacon (on the seafront), 1 Newcomen Terrace, TS10 1AT
6.00pm - 6.15pm - Guisborough Market Place, Westgate, TS14 6AN
The pair will then cycle up the hill to Birk Brow Car Park!
Day 2 - Saturday 10th June 2017:
9.30am - leave Birk Brow Car Park
11am - 11.15am - Whitby, at the Whalebone Arch, North Terrace, YO21 3HA
12.50pm - 1.35pm - Scarborough, at The Summit, 4 St Nicholas' Street, YO11 2HF
2.55pm - 3.10pm - Bridlington on the Promenade by The Spa, South Marine Drive, YO15 3JH
5.15pm - 5.30pm - Malton, in front of St Michael's Church, Market Square, YO17 7LP
Day 3 - Sunday 11th June 2017:
9.30am - leave Malton Market Square, YO17 7LP
11am - 11.15am - York Minster, outside by Dean's Park entrance on Precentor's Court
1pm - 1.45pm - Harrogate, the gardens opposite Betty's Tea Rooms, Montpellior Parade, HG1 2QU
2.40pm - 2.55pm - Ripon, The Obelisk in Market Square, Ripon
4.15pm - 4.30pm - Northallerton - in front of the Town Hall, High Street, DL7 8QR