On Sunday a hundred riders set out, bathed in sunshine, to enjoy a cycle ride around the Cheshire lanes to raise money to improve the lives of local youngsters.The inaugural Foundation Rides were organised by, civil engineering and safety trainers, the Up and Under Group. On offer were two challenging events; a 50km ride taking in Audlem, Wrenbury and Nantwich and a tougher route that continued to Malpas before heading over the Bickerton Hills.
The event was set up to raise money for the Up and Under Foundation which so far this year has supported two weekend trips away for young carers and the Cheshire Buddies as well as helping several other youngsters with the costs of school trips and scout camps.It is estimated that the money raised at the weekend will support a further 15-20 children.
The Charity, whose mission is to “Change Lives Through Adventure”, was definitely supported by people with their own spirit of adventure.Amongst the riders was a 9 year old who completed the 50km route before many of the adults returned, a 14 year old Scout who rode the hilly 100km circuit and our oldest rider was 82 years young, surely a great advert for cycling.
These events always attract their share of memorable moments and this was no exception with people blinking their eyes in surprise when Postman Pat rode past on his postie bike complete with black and white cat!We think that Simon Walker was involved here somewhere.
The 100km ride start
Tea and conversation at the end
Dave is greeted by Sue at the Checkpoint
Postman Pat mounts up
Nervous conversation at the start of the 50km ride
Refreshments part way round the Foundation Ride
How hard can this cycling lark be ;o)
The event will take place next in early June next year so you have time to get some training done.A big thank you must go to our supporters, Asda, Chatwins, CREH, Marks and Spencer, Mornflake & the staff and friends of Up and Under.
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