Family smash food bank target

May 12, 2020

A local family are celebrating after smashing their fundraising target for a local foodbank. At the weekend Beyond Radio reported how Alistair and his family planned a marathon virtual bike ride in aid of Morecambe Bay Foodbank.

We’re pleased to report that the Eagle family have so far raised over £9,000 of their original £6,000 target.

The virtual bike ride took place in their home using bike riding app ‘Zwift’ and saw the family take turns in the marathon 400 mile ride following an itinerary of father Alistair’s Seatruck Ferries based at Heysham.

The cycle was broken into 4 stages:

  • Stage 1 - Heysham to Liverpool 66.2m
  • Stage 2 - Seatruck route from Liverpool – Dublin 136.9m
  • Stage 3 - Dublin to Warrenpoint 72.4m
  • Stage 4 - Seatruck route from Warrenpoint back to Heysham141.5m

Speaking about the bike ride, Alistair tells us:

“ We did it! [we cycled] 417 miles or 671 km in 20 hours and 15 mins.” 

“The Morecambe Bay Foodbank has always done amazing work but their efforts during the COVID-19 have been incredible.” 

“The Morecambe Bay Foodbank exists to help people in crisis by providing three days' worth of emergency food. They also provide school uniforms to children who need them in the area through our Uniform Project. You help to raise funds to pay for a new van so that they can continue their work. Their old van is getting too small and they need a new one so that they can keep on working to feed and help people in the area.”


You can hear the original interview from Sunday Morning here.

The Just Giving page is still open for those who wish to donate:


The family provided regular updates via social media:

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