GREAT TOUR cyclists have passed through Cumbria on their incredible journey around Britain.

Cyclists Robin Young and Hugh Roberts passed through Barrow in Furness and Ulverston on their incredible 64-day long journey around the British coast lines.

The challenge will see them travel a total of 6,700 kilometres to raise funds and awareness for several causes.

Commenting on the ride and visiting Barrow in Furness, Mr Roberts said: “Having just completed over half of our circumnavigation around the British coast, I’m reminded of the sense of absolute freedom and satisfaction that you get from riding along our unsurpassable richly varied coastlines.

“The weather in south Cumbria has been magnificent and having brought events like the Tour Series and Tour of Britain to Barrow in the past it is nice to be able to enjoy the area by bike ourselves this time.

“We are now looking forward to completing the rest of this cycling odyssey, which I hope thousands more people will be able to enjoy in years to come.”

Robin and Hugh began their route on July 4, and arrived in Cumbria on August 10, after riding 96 kilometres from St Bees, before covering another 94 kilometres on their way to Morecambe on August 11.

Their route next took them through Ulverston and Grange over Sands.

During the ride, the pair ran into the statue of comic legends Laurel and Hardy in County Square in Ulverston, with both Hugh and Robin big fans of the slapstick icons.

The cycle ride aims to raise half a million pounds to support health and environment projects, plus coastal economies.

So far, the duo has raised more than £12,000 with their challenge, and more donations are coming in daily.

Inspired by The Great Tour event from 2010 and 2015, Hugh and long-time friend Robin are re-creating the 6,700-kilometre and 64-day long ride.

More information about The Great Tour can be found at and donations can be accepted through the pairs just giving page at