Big Sponsored Cycle Ride COMPLETED

A Big Thank You to all who rode, supported and sponsored the Big Cycle Ride.
An amazing achievement by all. If you haven’t yet given in support of these wonderful people please consider doing so either by just giving https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/cycleforstmarys or directly to those you know.

Johnny and Jason Kenning Rode their bicycles 203 miles in one day (Saturday 2nd) in ‘Biblical’ conditions from Shipton Moyne to Hook, it took 15 hours – an incredible feat for any cyclists. Well Done to them, you’re just awesome.

Dave Roffey, Chris Houseman and Philip Ball (the vicar) rode 247 miles (approx) over four days. Dave doing the whole route on a 60 year old bicycle with only the top gear much of the time – only Dave could achieve this. Philip rode about 170miles with an injured left/knee leg – so steady away to protect it from further injury and more pain. Chris Houseman kept us right and our spirits up. Brian Gilliland rode about 90 miles including many of the steepest climbs until he had to pull out because of a family issue. Steve Ellis did the last 71 miles.

Di and Ron Gollop, supported the riders for three days and then rode 36 miles on the last day – joined by Sarah Child. Gary Sutcliffe and Tony Guy supported the riders on Saturday. Other riders joined from Eastoft 11 miles, Del Hartley, Liz and 11 year old Isabel Ball . And from Aire St a Good group of children and parents joined and did the last two miles. All these riders did so in the cold and the rain of Saturday afternoon – a brilliant achievement.

There was a great welcome home on Garth lane with pom poms and cheering and an amazing spread of cakes with tea and juice at Hook School at the end.
BIG BIG THANKS TO ALL INVOLVED –

Money raised is in the £ thousands but exact amount won’t be clear till it’s all collected and further donations have been given. A great start to a fund raising campaign which like the big cycle ride is a marathon not a sprint.