Cycle charity challenge

By David Newble

Monday, September 23, 2013


Cycle charity challenge

Cycle the Wight in aid of the British Heart Foundation. From left John Lake, Thomas Lake and Phil Smith

HUNDREDS of cyclists took part in a marathon fundraising bike ride for the British Heart Foundation on the Isle of Wight yesterday (Sunday).

Around 500 cyclists took part in the event by cycling 70 miles around the Island or a shorter 50 mile route, raising an estimated £15,000 for the charity.

The Cycle the Wight challenge, was part of the two week Isle of Wight Cycling Festival, which runs until this Sunday.

Neil Jarrett, who organised the British Heart Foundation ride, said: "It was perfect weather. It was dry and warm and not too hot. People were coming back and saying it was ideal and they all had a very good day.

"The event is obviously very popular as we get people coming back to take part year after year."

For more on this year’s Isle of Wight Cycling Festival, see the Isle of Wight County Press on Friday, September 27.


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