DOZENS will take part in a 107-mile bike ride next weekend to raise funds for a rescue team whose members recovered the body of a young man who tragically fell to his death whilst scaling a mountain.
Jack Carne, 23, from Monk Bretton, died while out climbing 3,200-feet-high Gribin Ridge in Glyderau, Snowdonia, with two of his friends Matthew Belcher and Brandan Smith in February.
The group were ascending when a handhold broke away, causing Jack to fall.
The Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team didn’t recover Jack’s body until the following day when they were offered help from a helicopter.
One of Jack’s childhood friends, Connor Lindley, set up a fundraiser in his honour and managed to raise more than £15,000 in less than one week, surpassing their original target of £10,000.
Angie Smith, the mum of two boys who will be taking part in the cycle, said there will be a total of 30 men, young and old, who’ll ride from the Humber Bridge in Hull back home to the Pheasant pub, on Cross Street, Monk Bretton.
“They’re aiming to set off from the pub at around 5am,” she said.
“And then when they arrive back in Barnsley, they’re hoping to present some of the rescue team with a cheque to say thank you for their efforts and doing all they could for their friend.
“I’ve helped out with food and things, and sorted a mini bus to take them all.”
Lyndon Murphy, a friend of Jack’s who organised the ride, set a target of £2,000 and has already reached that goal.
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