The Coast to Coast challenge begins
The members of Team YCT will today (September 9th) begin cycling from Whitehaven to South Shields. The team will be completing the ‘Coast to Coast’ Challenge which will last 2 days and sees them riding 155 miles! The team have a range of experience including some who will be completing their first long distance ride, but they are all taking part to raise funds to help YCT and the work we do.
So why are they doing it?
- In 2020, one in six (16.0%) children aged 5 to 16 years were identified as being likely to have a problem with their mental health
- Amongst 17 to 22 year olds, one in five (20.0%) were identified as being likely to have a problem with their mental health
- less than 1 in 3 young people with a diagnosable mental health condition get access to NHS care and treatment.
- The last 18 months have seen referrals to YCT more than doublefrom pre-pandemic levels and the services provided have never been needed more.
If you wish to help support the team you can sponsor them by visiting: Https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/boshankscycleclub
We would also like to thank all of the members of Team YCT for taking part in this amazing challenge!