Pedal power has paid off
BOLLINGTON Bike Fest had a bumper turnout with 207 riders pedalling through the countryside to raise £1,290 for East Cheshire Hospice.
Cyclists had a choice of three routes, with more serious riders opting for the ‘Grimshaw Grueller’ - a 68-mile hilly challenge.
The flatter ‘Bolly Bash’ was less strenuous and the ‘Twenty is Plenty’ course ideal for families.
The event was organised by Macclesfield and District Lions, Cheshire Border Girl Guiding and Bollington Town Council, with Co-op Food providing generous sponsorship.
Co-ordinator George Cann, of the Lions, said: “This was the fourth year we’ve been involved, raising £5,000 for the hospice overall, and we’d like to thank everyone who took part and contributed towards making it such a success.
“The rides are designed for cyclists of all abilities and it was great to see such a large turnout for such a deserving cause.
“East Cheshire Hospice does wonderful work in the community caring for people with life-limiting illnesses.”
In the last year Macc Lions has donated more than £20,000 to local good causes and global aid from various events. It meets twice monthly and is looking for new members aged over 18.
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