Cyclists on 1,000 mile challenge

Tired and weary Halifax charity cyclists stop at Northowram Surgery with friends and family on route from Lands End to John o Groats
Tired and weary Halifax charity cyclists stop at Northowram Surgery with friends and family on route from Lands End to John o Groats

A GROUP of cyclists stopped in Halifax at the halfway stage on route from Land’s End to John o’Groats.

Former Halifax RUFC player Jason Georgiou, 48, organised the 1,000 mile challenge over 10 days in memory of his friend Dr Roger Brown.

He died of cancer last year aged 53 years and had worked at the Northolme Practice, Halifax, for 23 years.

The weary cyclists stopped for a break at its surgery in Northowram and have now covered about 600 miles.

“Donations have been going fantastically well and making all the pain worthwhile,” said Jason.

Dr Brown was well known for his fitness and he had planned to cycle the route with Jason next year.

Jason then decided to bring the event forward and raise funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research which was one of Dr Brown’s favourite charities.

The team hoped to raise around £10,000 but have already smashed the £11,400 barrier and can be sponsored at www.justgiving.com/remember/2347/Roger-Brown