HALIFAX RL trio Tony Tonks, Adam Robinson and Scott Murrell are ready to hit the road to raise money for charity.
They will cycle to Bridlington and back, a round trip of 145 miles, next month to boost the coffers of Heartbeat of Sport.
The organisation, founded by Elland entrepreneur Tony Abbott, aims to raise awareness of and fund equipment to respond to sudden cardiac arrest.
The condition was highlighted by the plight of Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba, who collapsed in an FA Cup tie at Tottenham.
Tonks, Robinson and Murrell are seeking sponsors for their ride to the East coast resort via Castleford, Allerton Bywater, Selby and Driffield on Wednesday, January 16.
“It’s a great cause,” said Tonks. “We are determined to raise lots of money. We don’t want to pedal all that way for nothing!
“As well as raising money, we also want to raise the profile of the charity, because it’s doing a fantastic job.”
Heartbeat of Sport aims to provide sports clubs and organisations across the country with defibrillators and training to use them.
Forwards Tonks, Robinson and Murrell will wear special Heartbeat of Sport clothing for the ride, which they aim to complete in eight hours. Sponsor the players at www.heartbeatofsport.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.