3rd July 2017

Rider times: Cyclists saddle up for St Richard’s

Hundreds of riders saddled up and used pedal power to raise more than £15,000 for St Richard’s Hospice at a popular cycling event.

Early on Sunday 2nd July, 275 cyclists assembled at the Worcester-based hospice for the St Richard’s Bikeathon.

Participants set off on either a 16-mile, 45-mile or 64-mile route through the picturesque, sun-drenched south Worcestershire countryside, before finishing back at St Richard’s.

Cyclists can find out their times by clicking here.

Alison Parkes, Fundraiser at St Richard’s, said: “The Bikeathon is a great challenge for anyone who enjoys cycling and we were so pleased to see everyone taking part in the sunshine.

“We are very grateful to everyone who leant their support and volunteered on the day – it was a brilliant event.

“Everyone who took part in the challenge did amazingly well – thank you for riding and raising money for St Richard’s.”

Riders were presented with a medal upon finishing the challenge and every cyclist was entered into a free draw to win a Gtech electric assisted bike.

The cycle routes were signed and co-ordinated by Pulse Pursuits while Midlands Bike Marshals kindly supervised along the way.

The event was sponsored by Midland Communications.

To view a slideshow of photographs from the day click here.