Big-hearted bikers set for marathon trek in memory of tragic Doncaster cancer dad

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A group of big hearted bikers will cycle all the way from Scarborough to Doncaster this weekend to pay tribute and raise cash in honour of their friend who died from cancer.

Dale Yarrow died of the killer disease in January - and this Friday more than a dozen cyclists will take on the 78 mile route from the East Coast on what would have been their friend’s 50th birthday.

Gary Cheadle, who has helped organised the event, hopes the gruelling ride will help raise more than £6,000 for the Mesothelioma UK Charitable Trust.

He said: “Dale was diagnosed with cancer and within a few weeks, he was dead. It was a huge shock to us all and he has left behind a big family and lots of friends.

“The least we could do was something to remember him and we thought doing something on what would have been his fiftieth birthday was the best way to pay tribute to a great guy.”

The bikers - including some of Dale’s sons - will set off from the seaside resort at around 1pm for the expedition, with the group hoping to arrive in Dale’s home village of Hatfield at around 6.30pm to 7pm.

The group chose the route as Dale used to commute bewteen the two towns each day for work.

A celebration featuring a bouncy castle, disco and raffle will be held at Hatfield Main FC, Broadway, Dunscroft at the end of the charity fundraiser.

You can donate at www.justgiving.com/Gary-Cheadle/