Good sports in sad­dle for Trust

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MORE than 150 sportive cy­clists raised £8,500 for the dis­abled chil­dren’s char­ity, the Seashell Trust in Stock­port.

Rid­ers from as far afield as Maiden­head, Stoke and Wales, as well as mem­bers of lo­cal cy­cling clubs Cheshire Mav­er­icks and SK6 Spin­ners, took on the 30-mile, 60-mile or the epic leg-bust­ing 100-mile route through the Cheshire coun­try­side and the Peak District.

Bri­tish Cy­cling had named the Seashell event as one of the top 10 sportives for women.

The money raised will help pro­vide spe­ciallyadapted bikes for young peo­ple with com­plex phys­i­cal and learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties cared for by the char­ity.

The ride started and fin­ished at its na­tional cen­tre of ex­cel­lence in Chea­dle Hulme. Cy­cling is one of the few means of in­de­pen­dent trans­port open to the char­ity’s stu­dents and helps to im­prove to their fit­ness, bal­ance, and en­joy­ment.

Jo Bar­ber, Seashell Trust fundraiser, said: “Thanks to all the par­tic­i­pants, vol­un­teers and the spon­sor Car­il­lion Mor­gan Sin­dall, as well as sup­port­ers - VeloTech Cheshire, PZ Cus­sons, Brazen PR, NJL Con­sult­ing and Sports Tours In­ter­na­tional. We are al­ready look­ing for­ward to next year’s event.”

To reg­is­ter for next year’s sportive, which will be on Sun­day, Septem­ber 16, visit www. seashell­trust­sportive.org. uk.

●●Seashell Trust sportive par­tic­i­pants pow­er­ing through the Cheshire coun­try­side

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