Nearly 500 cyclists took part in the Peterborough 100 bike ride which is expected to raise well over £30,000 for children’s charity Action Medical Research.
The event started and finished at The Peterborough Marriot and cyclists had a choice of three cleverly designed routes – the New COOL 33 mile route, the Classic 62 miler and the beautifully tough 106 mile Champion route, taking in five counties, a few tough climbs and some incredibly beautiful scenery on one of the first sunny days this year!
Event organiser, Lucy Hynes from Action Medical Research told ESP – “To see so many riders taking part on this glorious sunny day was an inspirational sight. The routes were tough as the wind was strong, but the riders came over the finish line smiling at their personal achievement.
“Riders were welcomed over the finish line by local hero to many, Dave ‘Boy’ Green, former British welterweight boxing champion. They then enjoyed a great party atmosphere in the grounds of the Peterborough Marriot with a BBQ, Jazz band and a well earned massage.”
Money raised by cyclists participating in the Peterborough 100 will help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. The charity’s currently supporting work around Down syndrome, epilepsy, sickle cell disease, and diabetes, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.
The Peterborough 100 was part of the charity’s popular RIDE100 series of one-day bike rides. Supported by leading bike brand Trek, these rides take place in fantastic cycling locations across the UK. For more info on future rides, visit the website www.action.org.uk/cycling