Sponsored cycle ride enters its 24th year

September 15, 2022

Howden Rotary Club’s annual Sponsored Cycle Ride will return for the 24th year later this weekend.

The popular event will take place on Sunday, September 18 with participants setting off from Laxton Village Hall. Cyclists can choose to take on a route of either five, seven, 13 or 20 miles and they are welcome to raise money for a charity of their choosing.

Howden Rotarian, Richard Longthorp said: “The whole ethos is that Rotary organises the route, registrations, marshals, refreshments, maps etc. and the riders organise sponsorship for the charity of their choice. “Just for clarity, all the money the riders raise goes to their charity, not Rotary. Last year riders raised over £4,500 for 15 different good causes, causes who I am sure would have been extremely grateful for the support in such difficult times when fund raising activities were severely compromised. “For those who may have benefited from Rotary funds in the past this is a great way of adding to those funds donated and for others it is a great way to kick off a project or add to what you have already raised.”

A flyer, map of the routes, a registration form and any further information can be obtained from Richard by contacting him on 01430 433030 or emailing rlongthorp@longthorp.com The event is suitable for riders of all ages and abilities and medals will be given to all riders under the age of 14 who complete the course.

Howden Rotary Club’s annual Sponsored Cycle Ride returns this Sunday. (08-09-121 SU)

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