1,000 riders saddle up for Tour de Kent
email@example.com Around 1,000 cyclists took part in the Great Kent charity bike ride at the weekend.
Riders turned out in their droves for Sunday’s event, held in aid of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust charity.
The trust is raising funds for a new breast screening machine, to allow early signs of breast cancer to be detected, and a neonatal intensive care unit cot to help save the lives of premature babies.
Cyclists set off from the North Park at Tannery Lane, Ashford, before following 35 or 60-mile routes across Romney Marsh.
The longer route took riders all the way to Rye and through the Isle of Oxney and Tenterden before returning to Ashford.
Event manager Yolanda Borneo said: “It all went very well, with cyclists seeming jolly and relaxed in the Kent countryside and sunshine.
“The cyclists liked the route and the marshals were friendly and helpful.”