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On their bikes for Alex Hulme Foundation
Thursday 1st August 2013 @ 12:17 by Mark Phillip

It was a slog in the searing sun for biking buddies Jayne Mennell and Peter Harford in a seven-hour pedal push from Manchester to Blackpool.
But at least the cash raising combo knew that medical help would be instant should the 29 degree temperature get too much.
Jayne, 45, is a district nurse with Tameside and Glossop Community Healthcare!
The friends were doing the city to coast challenge for the Alex Hulme Foundation, a cause near to Jayne’s heart.
“It was set up by Dave Hulme, risk manager at Tameside and Glossop Community Healthcare, following the tragic loss of his son, Alex, 12, in September 2011 to non-hodgkin lymphoma,” she said.
“We knew that every penny we raised would go to such a good cause.”
Jayne, from Hollingworth, enlisted Pete to join her, as he is the partner of a work colleague and there was no mistake as to who was the most experienced rider.
“It was Peter, he cycles every day from his home in Dukinfield to Clydesdale Roofing Supplies in Denton where he works,” she said.
“I had to borrow a bike from a friend to take part!”
To prepare for the 62 miler the friends did three 13 mile circuits of the recent Manchester Ride.
And it came in useful for the challenge that was to follow.
“It was tough, but we stopped at all the rest stations, took our time and took on plenty of water,” Jayne said.
“It was quite a challenge for both of us, but so far we have raised £430 and Clydesdale say what money we have raised up to £500 they will double it.”9083_10151492072746594_177559661_n