Patient payment plan company, Denplan, encouraged dentists and staff to get on their bikes to raise charity funds at the 2010 Coast to Coast charity bike rides.
A total of 41 riders took part in the 2010 bike rides, raising more than £10,000 for Dentaid – allowing them to supply countries in the developing world with access to dentistry.
The first trip took place in the north of England from 30 July-1 August and covered the 140 miles from Whitehaven to Tynemouth. Riders climbed through the Lake District and across the Pennines, reaching the Hartside Summit and down into the Durham Dales into Tynemouth in great time.
The second trip took place in the South from 28-30 August, and covered the 104-mile route from Ilfracombe to Plymouth.
The weather on this Bank holiday weekend was surprisingly good, allowing all the riders to take in the stunning scenery from the North Devon Coast to the Dartmoor National Park, following wooded river valleys and finishing in glorious sunshine in Plymouth.
Gemma Mills, events executive at Denplan, says: ‘The Coast to Coast charity bike rides are always a fun edition to the Denplan events calendar and we welcome any cyclists, from experienced to novice.
‘Everyone gets a huge sense of satisfaction from completing these challenging routes and to top it off, we have already collected over £10,000, with the sponsorship money still coming in!
‘I would like to thank all of those who took part, and made both weekends such a success. We’re already looking forward to next year’s events!’
For more information about the Coast to Coast bike rides, contact Denplan on 01962 827 912 or email [email protected]
To view photos from the bike rides, please visit Denplan’s flickr website here.