Coast to coast cycle ride
Published: 23 February 2012
- 23 February 2012
Steven Hall, Stephen King and Derek Scott will be taking on the Coast to Coast challenge
Four friends will be taking on the challenge Coast to Coast cycle ride challenge at the end of March to raise funds for victims and witnesses of crime. They will start their cycle ride at Whitehaven in Cumbria and finish 160 miles later at Sunderland in Tyne and Wear.
The organiser, Derek Scott explained: “I decided to do the Coast to Coast for the simple reason of providing a goal to help me get fit. After speaking with Steve King about it and signing him up for the experience I decided that if I was going to do the ride then it would provide a very good opportunity to raise funds for a worthy charity.
“I was made aware of the work that Victim Support does whilst attending an awards dinner in London 2010. The guest speaker was the only surviving victim of Peter Sutcliffe, known as the Yorkshire Ripper.
“Her story and the response from the audience touched everyone in that room. I then met with Victim Support staff and realised the need for support and funding for the charity. So when this opportunity came up, it was a natural choice for me to choose Victim Support as the charitable cause for the ride.”
Derek’s company, Consultive Solutions is a consultancy and project management company, mainly providing services within the security and communications sector. Derek therefore feels supporting victims of crime is a natural link for the security industry.
Even though he’s an extremely busy Managing Director, he is keen to take on this challenge having recently taken up cycling. Derek’s fellow challengers are:
- Lee Tones, Network and Security Manager for Nexus, the public transport provider for Tyne and Wear
- Steve King, Managing Director (UK) for Zenitel, manufacturers of audio communication equipment for the security industry
- Steven Hall, Administrator within South Tyneside NHS.
The group are currently looking for sponsors as they are hoping to exceed their £2,000 target. You can donate by going to their JustGiving page.
Good luck to Derek, Lee, Steve and Steven.