A GROUP of Altrincham mums are saddling up to cycle coast to raise cash for a leading cancer charity.

They hope to smash their target of £3,000 when they begin their 140 mile cycle ride to raise cash for Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention.

On Friday the cyclists will begin their gruelling journey from St Bees in Cumbria to Tynemouth in the North East.

Sally Lister, 42, spokesman for the group, said: We chose this charity because one of our party, Diana Harris, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2010 and after breast surgery , chemotherapy and radiotherapy has made a great recovery. Apart from Diana, we all know someone who has been diagnosed or affected by the disease. Genesis, Breast Cancer Prevention funds genetic and dietary research focussed on seeking ways of predicting and preventing breast cancer in future generations of women and this is our inspiration to help the charity further their aims.”

Sally said the group is grateful for the support it has received from Starley Bikes of Altrincham - the business’s support has ranged from funding their cycling shirts to providing the party with two bike mechanics who will accompany them en route.

The ladies - who mainly live in Hale and Bowdon - have prepared for the ride by taking part in some serious training including cycling to the Peak District.

* The cycling mums will take part in the Coast to Coast charity cycle ride from May 10-12 and anyone interested in supporting them should visit justgiving.com/GenesisC2C