Popular cycle ride reaches almost £100,000 for needy children locally
Popular cycle ride reaches almost £100,000 for needy children locally

KIND-HEARTED cyclists have once again used their pedal power to raise much- needed funds for vulnerable and needy children and young people locally.

Around 100 cyclists saddled up for the sixth annual NSPCC Rutland Water Family Bike Ride, clocking up around £10,000, with all proceeds being ploughed back in helping to support the charity’s vital work.

Organised by the NSPCC Peterborough Business Support Group, the cycle ride is one of the most popular events in its fund-raising calendar – with this year’s event expected to take the total raised since it began to around £100,000.

Committee member Chris Quinn said: “Congratulations to all those who took part and for completing the ride in what were particularly warm conditions. Although some of the sponsorship has yet to be counted, we are hoping again to raise in the region of £10,000.

“People turn up year in, year out for this event, and we can’t thank them enough for their continued support.”

The event finished with refreshments and a Hog Roast for all who took part, with everyone enjoying the chance to relax and take in the surroundings on a fantastic summer’s day.

The event was sponsored by Buckles Solicitors LLP and Media Matters