Annual Soldiers’ Charity bike ride proves to be another great success
Sunday 4th September hosted the 4th annual ABF The Soldiers’ Charity cycle ride, attracting 562 riders aged from 8 -to 80 and raising more than £12,000 for the Charity so far.
The ride consisted of four routes of different challenging terrain: a flat 26 miles; a more difficult 35 miles; a hilly 50; and not for the faint hearted, a 64-mile route with constant climbs all through the beautiful Beds, Bucks and Herts countryside.
Event organiser, Jacqui Sage-Passant commented: “This ride is going from strength to strength; it has now has raised over £40,000 for The Soldiers’ Charity in the four years it’s been running. We are really grateful to all the volunteers who put in hundreds of hours laying the route, marshalling on the day and many other unseen tasks.”
One of the riders who took part added: “To have an event as large as this but retain a friendly personal approach is very unusual. This is simply the best event of this kind and the only sportive you must arrange your diary around. It’s not missed!”
A special thanks goes to the Five Bells pub in Stanbridge, the Half Moon pub in Wilstone, Pratts Bananas and Greggs Bakery for their assistance and donations on the day.