TWO cyclists on an epic journey from Yorkshire to the Costa del Sol are nearly half way here.
Amateur cyclists, Paul Kearns and Steve Tindall started from Basildon, West Yorkshire and are due to finish their 2,000 mile journey at the Euro Weekly News head office in Arroyo de la Miel, Malaga on October 17.
They set off on their marathon trek on Sunday September 28, in an effort to raise money for Tomas Leighton and for Breakthrough Breast Cancer – in memory of Paul’s sister and Steve’s partner Frances Stirk, who died of cancer in May 2012.
Tomas, who lives on the Costa del Sol, has cerebral palsy, blindness, epilepsy and global learning difficulties, each of which needs specialist attention to help him progress physically and intellectually and give him the best possible quality of life.
The duo had already raised nearly €13,000 in sponsorship before they set off, and they hope that figure will get higher and higher as they continue their journey.
By yesterday (October 1) they were nearly across France and were due to enter Spain where they will head down the east coast, passing through Figueres, Lloret De Mar, Barcelona, Benidorm, Alicante, Malaga and finally Benalmadena.
And Tomas’s father Jon is hoping that the expatriate community will turn out to give them a great welcome when they arrive at the EWN offices in Calle Moscatel on the Arroyo de la Miel industrial estate.
You can find out more on their Facebook page From Rain To Spain and sponsor them via their website www.fromraintospain.org.uk.