TWO cycling brothers will set off on a 1,000 mile cycle challenge in memory of their mum next Thursday.
Brothers Tim and David Bleazard will start their bikeathon on May 9th travelling from Clitheroe up to the half way mark of Oban, Scotland, where David has lived for nearly 30 years.
The brothers, Tim being the youngest, are the sons of Margaret Bleazard who died on August 1st 2012.
Born in Low Moor, Margaret lived all but a few years of her life in Clitheroe. She was a teacher at St James’ CE Primary School for more than 20 years, and was one of the initiators and leaders of Clitheroe Churches’ furniture store – a charitable organisation that recycled unwanted furniture. She was also an active fund-raiser for Christian Aid, as well as being a local lay preacher and member of St James’ Church and the Clitheroe Churches network.
David and Tim decided soon after their mum’s death that they would do something in 2013 in her memory and were inspired by the Olympics. On route their expedition will pass through Middleton in Teesdale, Bonchester, Dunbar, Glasford, Calendar, Isle of Arran, Newton Stewart, Dumfries, Whitehaven and Grange over Sands before landing back into Clitheroe on the evening of May 21st.
The challenge will raise money to help people in need in Clitheroe. Several Clitheroe churches are supporting the project collecting sponsorship and donations.