Stephen Morgan – Hyland is Pedalling for Pulmonary Fibrosis
We’re doffing our cycling caps to Stephen Morgan-Hyland who has raised over £1,500 in memory of his dad Tony Hyland.
Stephen took on an imaginative challenge last Saturday of cycling to the 40 destinations on the Manchester Monopoly board. Tony died of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in May aged 68, and this gave Stephen the idea for a twist to his challenge; to complete the journey on 68 different one-speed bikes using cycles available through the MobikeUK bike share scheme.
Cycling from a start point in Pendlebury, north Manchester to the journey’s conclusion at the airport south of the city, Stephen completed the 80 km cycle in 12 hours and in doing so visited destinations including The Lowry Theatre, Salford Lads’ Club, Coronation Street and the Old Trafford cricket ground. Stephen toasted his efforts with a pint in the Radisson hotel bar at Manchester Airport; the last of 68 Mobikes resting against the bar!
My Dad taught me to ride over 35 years ago on a solid-tyre bike and this is a fitting way to raise money in his memory; a challenge that would have filled him with pride and laughter!