Husband and wife to take on Coast to Coast cycle this Easter weekend for Saint Catherine’s

Nick and Becky Betts (pictured centre), along with Rob Shepherd, Kathryn Betts, Backs Jeppeson and Anne-Marie Baldwin, will be setting off on 7th April and finishing on 10th April, cycling a total of 170 miles over the four days. The challenge is being done to raise money in memory of Stuart Blacklock (pictured left), who was cared for by Saint Catherine’s in late 2022.

Becky said: “Stuart received his inoperable cancer diagnosis on 8th September 2022 but was initially given hope of having treatment. Tragically, he was told on 1st November that treatment was not possible and he sadly passed away, peacefully at home, on 8th December. Despite his rapid deterioration, he fought with strength, hope and inspiringly, humour, until the very end – the bravest man we’ll ever know.

“Following his diagnosis, we asked him to choose a charity for us to fundraise for. He chose Saint Catherine’s Hospice, speaking highly of the support and care they give to patients both in the hospice and to those who wish to stay at home with terminal illnesses. He suggested the coast-to-coast cycle might be too much of a challenge for us (he’d rather us host a horticultural show!), so we’re here to prove him wrong!”

You can support Becky, Nick and the rest of the group on their challenge by donating to their Just Giving page here

If you would like to do your own fundraising for Saint Catherine’s, please do get in touch by calling 01723 378406 or emailing