Rid­ers raise thou­sands for hos­pices

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page - by Thom Mor­ris tmor­ris@thek­m­group.co.uk

HUN­DREDS of fundrais­ers got on their bikes on Sun­day to help raise money for the Pil­grims Hos­pices.

About 600 peo­ple sad­dled up for two rides that started in Ash­ford.

Olympic gold medal­list Jamie Staff was among those who took part in the 70-mile cy­cle chal­lenge event that set off from the Ash­ford hospice be­fore vis­it­ing the other Pil­grims Hos­pices in Can­ter­bury and Thanet and which raised an es­ti­mated £30,000.

Shorter rides, of­fer­ing the choice of an eight-and-a-half-mile route or 15-mile route, for less se­ri­ous cy­clists and fam­i­lies started and fin­ished at Ash­ford’s Vic­to­ria Park.

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Re­becca Hover, Sue Bar­rett-Austen and Jonathan Voss set­ting off from Ash­ford


Da­mon Had­away from Hythe with his chil­dren Ja­cob, Megan and Alex

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Jamie Staff sets off from Ash­ford

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