Published on: Tuesday 16 Jun 2015 at 13:44
The event was the first time the organisers of the popular Essex County Bike Ride chose to support a local charity, with participants pledging to raise £12,000 in sponsorship for the Hospice.
Starting and finishing at the Olympic legacy Redbridge Cycling Centre in Hainault, some 145 riders took on the gruelling 100-mile route, with 345 cyclists completing either the 33- or 60-mile routes through the rolling Essex countryside.
Among those taking part were a team headed by event sponsor George Cooper, of Stansted-based GC Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic.
All the money raised from the bike ride will help us continue providing our skilled and compassionate care to local people living with a life-limiting or terminal illness and their families, both here at the Hospice and in people’s own homes if that is their preferred place of care.