Pedal power to help care centre

Prince of Wales hospice cyclothon. The large contingent from Featherstone Road Club set off
Prince of Wales hospice cyclothon. The large contingent from Featherstone Road Club set off

A RECORD number of riders pedalled up more than £16,000 for Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice by taking part in the care centre’s annual cyclothon.

More than 400 bike-mad hospice supporters – including amateur cyclists, cycling clubs and families – from across the district turned out in wet weather on Sunday to complete the challenge, in which riders could tackle 10, 25, 45 or 60-mile routes.

Among those who took part was ten-year-old Morgan Wilson from Knottingley, who completed the 45-mile route and raised more than £100 in sponsorship for the hospice. All the finishers received a T-shirt and a medal.

Phyl Hague, event organiser, said: “Despite the weather, we were delighted so many people turned out in support of the hospice.

“I would like to thank everyone who was involved in making the day such a success.”