OnSide is delighted to announce that on Sunday 2nd September more than 300 riders got on their bikes and raised over £5,000 to help us continue our work building Youth Zones across the North West and beyond.
Although the weather was changeable at first, by the end of the day the sun was shining and cyclists of all ages who had completed the 55, 20 or 10 mile course were enjoying a well-earned barbecue lunch at Booths Park in Knutsford.
Early in the morning the riders set out on their selected routes, with participants ranging from Bradley Wiggins impersonators in lycra with high-tech bikes to families taking a leisurely ride through the Cheshire countryside. The challenging 55 mile route took in many of the same roads as the upcoming Tour of Britain including The Cat and Fiddle Road on the way back from Buxton.
Bruntwood organiser Lucy Ferguson said, “It was a fantastic day. Once everyone was back at Booths to celebrate there was a great feeling of achievement. From speaking with many of the participants they found the routes both enjoyable and challenging.”
The £5,000 raised will be split between OnSide and Bruntwood’s other nominated charity for 2012, one of our Youth Zones: The Factory.
You can find out more about Bruntwood’s support of local charities such as OnSide here.