Friends raise thousands with two towers ride

Friends Daniel Holden, Carl Morphet, Stephen Pammenter, Lauren Pammenter, Scott Taylor-McCormick, Dewi Howell stood in front of the Eiffel Tower after completing their eight-day cycle trip from Blackpool in aid of Cancer Research and Parkinsons UK
Friends Daniel Holden, Carl Morphet, Stephen Pammenter, Lauren Pammenter, Scott Taylor-McCormick, Dewi Howell stood in front of the Eiffel Tower after completing their eight-day cycle trip from Blackpool in aid of Cancer Research and Parkinsons UK
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Eight days, 550 miles and two towers later, seven friends pose in front of Eiffel Tower after their mammoth charity cycle.

Stephen Pammenter, Daniel Holden, Lauren Pammenter, Dewi Howell, Carl Morphet, Scott Taylor-McCormick and Lewis Moat reached the Paris landmark after a gruelling journey from Blackpool Tower, cycling up to 85 miles a day.

The ambitious Tower2Tower trip has seen the group raise more than £3,000 for Cancer Research and Parkinsons UK.

Dan, 22, from Pilling and who works at Barton Grange Hotel, said: “Our second day to Leicester was quite demanding on the legs.

“A canal path which turned out to be slightly more grassy than paved left us rather goosed across a 100-mile day as we pulled into our motel at 8pm at night.

“The sixth day was our favourite ride of the trip. The 102-mile ride took us over sensational French terrain consisting of smooth Tarmac, beautiful views, little traffic, gorgeous sun and high speeds.”

To donate to the friends’ cause go to www.justgiving.com/TowerToTower2015 or you can donate via a textline by texting TOWR80 with the amount you would like to give to 70070. Daniel also has a donation form at Barton Grange Garden Centre.