As many of you will know my son James attends Tor View School in Haslingden. Tor View is a successful, all age special school catering for children and young people aged 3-19 with a wide range of learning disabilities and physical and sensory difficulties, including autism.
On September 14th my brother Andy & I will be cycling from Morecambe to Bridlington along The Way of the Roses cycle route, a total of 170 miles in three days.
The aim of the ride is to raise funds to help Tor View build a much needed sports hall for the unique and special children who attend.
Tor View would benefit greatly from this new facility as they are the only Secondary School in Rossendale that does not have a sports hall. Every child has the right to enjoy the fun of playing sports, the joy of teamwork, the achievement of hitting a ball or making a goal or crossing the finish line.
Tor View’s vision is that the facilities at will be available to support those individuals and groups with learning, physical and sensory difficulties/disabilities in Rossendale during school hours. They also hope to make the facilities available to the local community during the evening, weekend and holidays.
Our trip is self-funded and all monies raised will go to Tor View. We will be carrying all our kit on the bikes, and staying in B&B’s (so we don’t have to carry tents, sleeping bags etc.).
Day One will see us set off from Morecambe, through the villages of Gressingham, Settle and Cracoe before bedding down in Burnsall (51 miles).
On Day Two we’ll leave Burnsall and head towards York, via Pateley Bridge and Ripon (60 miles).
Day Three is another 60 mile day which will bring us to the seaside town of Bridlington and the end of our Coast to Coast Challenge.
Any money you can donate will be gratefully received by James and his fellow pupils.
Thanks in advance,