10th Dec, 2016

Charity push brings in cash

Joshua Godfrey 15th Apr, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

MORE than 100 cyclists put pedal to the metal last weekend to raise a record amount of money for two Vale charities.

On Sunday (April 10) 148 cyclists were out in force to take part in the annual Bikeaway to raise funds for the Pershore Division of St John Ambulance and The Vale of Evesham Community Responders.

The cyclists set-off from Hampton Ferry in Evesham and amassed a combined total of 5,574 miles around Vale villages as they took in the famous Blossom Trail.

Tomas Davies, Pershore Unit Manager for St John Ambulance, said: “Despite early forecasts of rain and showers, we had an amazing response – Thank you to everyone who supported the event.

“Over the years the money raised has helped these two essential local charities support the local community and with the money we have raised this year, we will continue to do so.

“We are truly grateful to everyone who rode, to Hampton Ferry for their continuing support and all the amazing volunteers, without whose valuable assistance this event just wouldn’t happen.

“We are confident that some of the money raised will be put back into our two popular Bikeaways to help meet some of the suggestions and ideas given by the outstanding people who take part and make the Bikeaways’ the best they can be.”