Ryder Cup pedal for charity

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Inspired by the death of a close friend, four friends from Yorkshire intend to cycle 1150 miles to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK and Melanoma UK. Along the way they will visit every Ryder Cup venue in Great Britain and Ireland in what’s being billed as 'The Tour de Ryder Cup'.

The four will set off from their home club, Northcliffe Golf Club, West Yorkshire on September 15, arriving at Gleneagles for the start of this year’s match on September 23.

En route they will collect flags from all 13 UK and Ireland Ryder Cup host venues, which they intend to present to the European and American teams when they reach Gleneagles.

"Each member is expected to burn a grueling 20,000 calories."

The journey is expected to take the team nine days, with each rider spending 60 hours in the saddle. Along the way each member is expected to burn a grueling 20,000 calories.

The team are all over 40-years-old and is made up of Andrew Walker, Andrew Crowther, Darren Tordoff and Richard Gillgrass.

With three of them playing off single figure handicaps, let's hope their cycling is as good as their golf.

The journey

The Ryder Cup courses


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