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Cyclists raise money for Warrington Wolves Foundation and Warrington Youth Club at Wembley
12:00pm Tuesday 28th August 2012 in News
ANY rugby league player will tell you that it is a long and winding road to Wembley, and now a group of fundraisers from the Warrington Wolves’ Charitable Foundation know exactly what they mean.
The group of eight cyclists - raising funds for The Warrington Wolves Foundation and Warrington Youth Club - followed Tony Smith's Challenge Cup heroes as they made their 200-mile journey to Wembley, setting off from the Halliwell Jones Stadium at 8am on Thursday morning and arriving in time for final on Saturday.
The eight riders, Paul Dixon and his son Cameron Lewis, aged 17, Robert Foden, Bruce Gillibrand, Mark Stewart, Ian Bailey, James Howes and Mike Davidson raised more than £2000 for the good causes, travelling 120 miles from Warrington to Rugby on day one and cycling another 80 miles to Watford on Friday.
After a trouble-free 200-mile stretch, it seemed that that the final leg of the journey would be a formality, but Paul Dixon explained that the group did suffer a last-minute hitch.
“On the last morning we only had 12 miles left to go after cycling 200,” he said.
“The journey had gone smoothly and then, when we were three miles away from Wembley, we got our first and only puncture of the whole trip.”
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