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.”