Pedal power has paid off

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

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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