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Businessmen get on their bikes to raise £10,000 for patient care
Seven local businessmen have raised £10,000 taking on this year’s Ride London cycling challenge.
The event which took place at the end of July, was a challenge in every sense of the word. In the middle of the heatwave, it turned out to be one the wettest days of the summer. Despite the conditions this didn’t deter Rob Foden, Carl Palmer, Chris Downey, Norman Tarbuck, Julian Parrington, Ben Dawbarn, Daniel Foden and Paul Dixon.
A mixture of experienced cyclists and Ride London first timers, they kept going through punctures, cake stops, steep hills and a diversion on the route due to excessive standing water. The rain finally eased in time for the final section through central London which was lined with well-wishers and supporters.
“The cheers and encouragement is always one of the best parts of any ride of this sort and all of us made it round in one piece, along with 30,000 other riders,” said Paul.
“This was a brilliant effort by all of the team. We know they were training hard and they’ve raised a fantastic amount to help us to continue to look after those in the Warrington community who need us. Having people to take on these kind of challenges to support us makes a huge difference; as a local charity, we rely on our community to help raise over 75% of the £3.6 million a year it costs for us to keep going, so we’d like to say a big thank you to our Ride London team," said Katie Lawson, Community Fundraiser at St. Rocco's.
If you’re thinking of taking on a sporting challenge and would like to fundraise for St. Rocco’s at the same time, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Fundraising Team on 01925 575780.