Community cycle club raises over £1,200

More than 200 cyclists pounded up to 100K at the second Pedal the Park Sportive in Lochwinnoch and helped to raise £1,210 for children and young people with cancer.

Community cycle club raises over £1,200

The event was organised by the community cycling club Ride 63, in partnership with Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park.

Based at Castle Semple Visitor Centre, participants came to take part in either the classic 75K sportive or the new longer 100K challenge while taking in the beautiful moorland scenery around the park.

Absolutely amazing

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Katie Grier said: "We are absolutely overwhelmed by local support to CLIC Sargent at this year's Pedal the Park.

"It was fantastic to see so many cyclists turn up for the challenge and it was great to see such an engagement with the charity. The event raised £1,210 which was over and above what we were expecting. 

"To put things into perspective; £300 could pay for an average family stay of 11 days in a Home from Home – close to where their child is receiving cancer treatment. So the Pedal the Park total could provide this service to four families, which is absolutely amazing!"

Regional park manager David Gatherer said: "The Regional Park was delighted to work in partnership with Ride 63 and CLIC Sargent and see so many folk out on their bikes on what was a lovely sunny Sunday.  

"As well as the fundraising benefit, the ride highlighted some of the cycling options available in the area, plans are progressing to look at more off-road opportunities as well."

Chair of Ride 63 community cycle club Fiona Hewitt said: "We were so pleased to have the support of the Regional Park with the planning and marshalling the ride, the positive feedback we have had from the riders is very encouraging and we aim to organise another Pedal the Park Sportive on Sunday 23 April 2017." 

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Katie Grier on 01292 692 113 or email: katie.grier@clicsargent.org.uk.

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