THE route from Hull City’s MKM Stadium to the Riverside is around 104 miles.
If you want a precise measurement ask any of the 28 cyclists to undertook the challenge to ride that route for Tigers Trust and MFC Foundation, arriving around an hour before kick-off to watch a Boro win that all-but secures a place in the play offs.
The riders were blessed with a fair wind and clear skies in an event sponsored by Durata and supported by so many, including Edge Services in York who hosted one of the three “refuelling” stops along the way.
Evans Halshaw kindly loaned the support vehicles which transported the bikes to Hull just as the sun was rising on Teesside on Wednesday morning and the riders, each with their own sponsorship for MFC Foundation secured by donations from friends, family and businesses, prepared to put months of preparation into full gear.
A quick turnaround at the MKM and the return journey was made in good spirits with stops on the outskirts of York, the city of York and Northallerton before the last push on to the Riverside where they were greeted by an enthusiastic crowd and BBC Tees presenter Gary Philipson.
“We would like to thank each and every person who has helped make this event happen,” says MFC Foundation’s community fundraising coordinator Paul Murphy.
“Without the support of the businesses and the willing riders who put in so much work before the event, this simply wouldn’t have happened.
“It was a very special moment when they started to arrive at the Riverside. It rounded off a great day, in fact a great few months when all the preparation is taken into account.”
If you can afford it and would like to donate in a mark of respect for the riders from both camps, please text FOUNDATION to 70470