Gareth raises more than £1,000 for youth club

Gareth Hardy has cycled more than 210 miles from London to Halifax to help raise £1,047.50 for the Vibe Youth Group which meets on a Friday night at New Ebenezer.

“It was ok during the day,” said Gareth.

“But during the night my teeth were rattling with the cold and when I was going past lorries the wind was trying to pull me towards it.

“Then as I reached the 205 mile mark my knee gave up and the last five miles was a real challenge.”

The 32-year-old of Pellon said: “But I am very happy with the amount I have raised and people can still sponsor me for the next few weeks by visiting

“I would like to thank everybody that has sponsored me so far.”