This page shows pictures taken during the "Coast to Coast" cycle ride by friends from Newmarket Real Tennis Club raising funds for a Liver Perfusion Machine at Addenbrooke's Hospital.......they rode from Whitehaven to Tynemouth

Arrival at Tynemouth

The dipping in the sea

WE then had a meal and stayed overnight at Royal Hotel in Whitley Bay

A personal note from John S (I posted on Facebook):

 I feel it has been a great privilege to work with the team including all the riders and other support guys. They started from Whitehaven in sun – and finished at Tynemouth in sun …..but… I don’t think any of us will forget the morning of June 8, 2017. That has nothing to do with other national events that day but is about the brave riders fought their way up very steep climbs in howling winds and driving rain.  Watching Philippa, for a long time in the dry of a cafe, determined to pedal all the way up to Hartside epitomised what it was about. The photo (taken by Cheryl and showing very wet Philippa, Phil and Logan) below may seem strange, but during that day the conditions were so bad the they had to take shelter in a cowshed. 

The other wonderful thing about the week was working with Charles and Steve. I remember Steve before his liver transplant having many operations to get rid of infections. Each day we were concerned and worried that he was weakening. Then, after the operation and a long recovery, he was back to normal and, this week, has certainly shown great dedication to keeping the team on track.

There could only be one choice for where any funds raised should go. The team at Addenbrooke’s who looked after Steve are developing new technologies to make the transplant process more effective.

So, if you haven’t given yet, please do. If you have given already, you may want to give more.

John S

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