‘Old Blokes’ raise £2,000 in support of friend battling pancreatic cancer

A group of 13 cyclists, calling themselves Old Blokes on Bikes took on the gruelling 50km Hell of the Cotswolds cycle challenge to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. NNL-161104-122108001
A group of 13 cyclists, calling themselves Old Blokes on Bikes took on the gruelling 50km Hell of the Cotswolds cycle challenge to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. NNL-161104-122108001

The Cotswolds were a beautiful backdrop to a cycle challenge to raise money for research in to pancreatic cancer.

A group of 13, calling themselves Old Blokes on Bikes, took on the 50km Hell of the North Cotswolds, in Gloucestershire.

A group of 13 cyclists, calling themselves Old Blokes on Bikes took on the gruelling 50km Hell of the Cotswolds cycle challenge to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. Pictured are Keith Woodward, Paul Andrew, Dan Harvey and Keith Musson. NNL-161104-122058001

A group of 13 cyclists, calling themselves Old Blokes on Bikes took on the gruelling 50km Hell of the Cotswolds cycle challenge to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. Pictured are Keith Woodward, Paul Andrew, Dan Harvey and Keith Musson. NNL-161104-122058001

Their attempt was in support of OBOBs member Mike Everitt, from Hook Norton who is battling the disease. He was due to take part but after undergoing surgery in March, he wasn’t fit enough.

OBOB member, Jo Green, also from Hook Norton, who completed the race in just over five hours, said it had been a tough challenge, but an inspirational day.

She said: “There was a great team spirit and we’re really delighted to have raised more than £2,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund – double the target set by Mike.

“Although Mike couldn’t ride with us on the day, he was definitely there in spirit. When we sent a victory video of the team doing a Mexican wave, he sent his own Mexican wave straight back from his hospital bed! He was particularly pleased that his son, Tom, was one of the first OBOBs over the finish line.”

A group of 13 cyclists, calling themselves Old Blokes on Bikes took on the gruelling 50km Hell of the Cotswolds cycle challenge to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. Tom Everitt. NNL-161104-122129001

A group of 13 cyclists, calling themselves Old Blokes on Bikes took on the gruelling 50km Hell of the Cotswolds cycle challenge to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. Tom Everitt. NNL-161104-122129001

A group of 13 cyclists, calling themselves Old Blokes on Bikes took on the gruelling 50km Hell of the Cotswolds cycle challenge to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. Simon Hill, Rex Tuckey and James Owen. NNL-161104-122119001

A group of 13 cyclists, calling themselves Old Blokes on Bikes took on the gruelling 50km Hell of the Cotswolds cycle challenge to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. Simon Hill, Rex Tuckey and James Owen. NNL-161104-122119001