A Morning Star supporters' group rolled out a tough cycle challenge today to raise support and money for their favourite daily newspaper.
The Merseyside group announced the inaugural Coast 2 Coast (C2C) challenge between May 15 to 18 following one of the traditional C2C routes popular with cyclists of all abilities.
Starting from Whitehaven on the Irish Sea and finishing in Tynemouth, riders will cover around 60 miles a day in beautiful but uncompromising terrain.
Cycle group leader Les Doherty said: "We think this is an ideal way to raise funds for our paper. Both Le Tour De France and the Giro d'Italia were races sponsored by sports newspapers as a way of boosting their circulation."
nAll those interested in taking part in the challenge, sponsoring the riders or organising a welcoming committee at the overnight stopping points should contact Les Doherty (07827 971-003) or Carolyn Jones (07941 076-245).
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