28th Oct, 2016

Charity cycle event raises £27K for The Myton Hospices

Laura Kearns 17th Aug, 2016 Updated: 7 hours ago

CYCLISTS may have been feeling pretty tyred following a gruelling 100 mile charity bike ride.

Nearly 450 people took part in the annual Myton Hospice Cycle Challenge – the most to ever sign up to compete the 50km, 100km or 100 mile routes.

Between them they raised nearly £27,500 for the charity.

The youngest to take part was 12-year-old Charlie Clements from Kenilworth who took on the 100km ride with his dad.

The pair cycled in memory of Charlie’s grandad Chris Jones who died from cancer 13 years ago. The date the ride took place on was significant for the father and son team as it is the same date Chris lost his battle with the disease.

Charlie managed to raise an impressive £575 for the hospice which supported his grandad.

The ride set off from the hospice’s Myton site, taking in routes through the Warwickshire and Cotswold countryside before returning back to the centre where competitors were presented with a medal and much-needed snack.

Myton events coordinator Beccy Richards said: “We are thrilled to bits with this year’s cycle challenge.

“It is following the success of events such as this that we feel very privileged to have such amazing support from the local community.

“We want to say a huge thank you to all those who took part as well as all of our volunteers who helped make this year’s event our most successful cycle challenge to date.”