Nov 27 2012 By Katie Croft
Merseyside cycling clubs cycled the distance from Neston to Lapland for Northern Lights
MERSEYSIDE cycling clubs travelled the distance from Neston to Lapland this weekend to raise money for the Northern Lights Charity.
Northern Lights are a Wirral based charity who has been fundraising to send seriously ill children to Lapland since 1987.
All the children they take on holiday are suffering from life-limiting illnesses and are aged between six and 11 years.
Each year the children visit Lapland for five days meeting Father Christmas himself, riding with husky dogs and visiting reindeers.
The 2,235 mile flight path between Neston in Cheshire and Kittila in Lapland was “cycled” by volunteers over three days in Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet.
Local cycling clubs included PaleFish, Port Sunlight Wheelers and Merseyside Triathlon.