Fundraisers hot foot it for cash

Prince of Wales Hospice cyclothon.
Prince of Wales Hospice cyclothon.

HUNDREDS of energetic cyclists pedalled up the pounds in the scorching heat during the Prince of Wales Hospice annual cyclothon on Sunday.

Enthusiastic fundraisers cycled three different routes around the area to raise cash for the Pontefract hospice.

Helen Wells, hospice event fundraiser, said: “Friends and family brought picnics and cheered on riders when they returned to the hospice providing a really exciting atmosphere.

“Special thanks go to all the 460 cyclists for getting involved and making this a record year for the cyclothon in glorious sunshine.

“This event could not run without the help from all the volunteers, the air cadets, BBM Bikes, Darren Payne, Chep, Warburtons and Asda.”

Cyclists could chose to take part in 30, 45 or 60-mile routes and those tackling the 60-mile ride were given a special identity chip to monitor their time.

Fundraisers are asked to take their sponsorship cash to the hospice by July 31 to be entered into a prize draw to win a bike and vouchers.