A CHEQUE for more than £16,000 has been handed over after a mammoth cycle ride in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis society.
Elland Ladies Circle raised £16,500 for the MS society as well as £1,500 for other charities.
The team of 17 cyclists completed a coast-to-coast cycle ride last year from Whitehaven to Tynemouth - a whopping 155 miles.
They added another £700 thanks to their annual Cake break - also held for the charity.
They handed the money over to the charity at a committee meeting.
Former chairwoman Viv Weston said: “I chose the MS society as it is a disabling disease that can effect peoples lives in a big way.
“It is very common in young females and I have friends with the disease,” she said.
“I have seen first hand how it can have an impact on their lives, I hope the money we have raised can help local people and their families cope with the disease.”