Cyclists Lead Out for Biggest Ride for Sue Ryder
This was the seventh Ride for Ryder and biggest to date seeing exactly 300 cyclists cross the start line leaving the Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice, to cycle through the beautiful Chilterns in the sunshine.
This year they introduced a shorter route for novices which saw 50 riders do a 10 mile loop, taking cyclists through Stoke Row and Nuffield, past the beautiful bluebell woods.
If every cyclist reaches their £100 fundraising target, this should see £30K raised for Sue Ryder within the local area, helping them to continue offering their expert care to patients living with life limiting illnesses.
The event was sponsored by…
- VOTWO Events, who kindly offered their services and equipment, allowing this to be the first ever Ride for Ryder to offer chip timing to all competitors.
- AW Cycles, who have been involved with the event for the past 3 years, offering their expertise with route guidance and bike assistance on the day.
- USN (Sports Nutrition), who supplied energy bars on the much needed food and water station.
Vicki Collins, Regional Fundraiser said, “I have been overwhelmed with the positive response from all riders this year, and I would like to thank all of our sponsors, our volunteers, who without their help, this event just wouldn’t happen, as well as Kitchen Angels who provided our BBQ, Cafe2U Reading North who provided much needed fresh coffee from 6am, and JJ from Eight Ray Music who gave up his time to join us with his guitar and sing the cyclists through the finish line.”
The date for next years cycle will be announced in the next few months and Sue Ryder hope they’ll see 500 people join them in 2014.