Tuesday, 09 September 2014

Bicycle wheels were turning on Sunday morning as fundraising cyclists gathered in Cassiobury Park to pedal for Peace Hospice Care.

Serious cyclists, veterans in the saddle, a father and son on tandem and a newly wedded couple were amongst the many two wheeled enthusiasts who took part in this annual event.

Despite hard graft and some punctures along the way, every cyclist returned to the park with smile on their face and a warm glow from the exercise and their big fundraising efforts. Determination to support the Hospice, a love of cycling and a sunny Sunday made the event a great success.

'We love cycling and wanted to support the Hospice,' said Dave Lote who rode by tandem with his son Doug, aged 10.  'It's all about the cause,' said Ming and Yin Man.

For recently married Mai Good, Pedal for the Peace was an opportunity to not only support the Hospice but try out her new bike with husband Martin. 'My bike was a wedding present,' said Mai.  'We got married in August and we wanted to do this bike ride together.'

Peace Hospice Care Deputy Chairman Robert Elkeles who opened the event, also climbed on his trusty bike and joined the cyclists.  'Events such as Pedal for Peace are a vital way of raising money for us,' he said. 

'I enjoy cycling and have taken part in this event for many years and again this year to raise more money for Peace Hospice Care.  Thank you to all the cyclists for taking part and for the volunteers for helping out on the day.'