On Sunday 18th September 2022, 96 participants undertook the Howden Rotary Club’s annual cycle ride from Laxton and they succeeded in raising £4,300 for their chosen charities.
The determined cyclists, including many children, completed either a 20, 13, 7 or 5-mile course in order to achieve their goals with eighteen different charities benefiting financially from their endeavours, whilst some members of St Paul’s Boxing Academy chose to run or walk various course distances to raise funds for the Academy!
“We are delighted to again to have had such a huge number participating and correspondingly the total money raised for good causes is fantastic” said Howden Rotarian President Maureen Bilsbrough “really well done, especially in the strong wind, and many thanks to all of you, particularly those younger riders whose achievements were amazing. This is what makes it all so worthwhile. Many thanks once again”
“We are extremely grateful to Annas Happy Trotters and Warburtons for donating the pork and bread for the pulled pork sandwiches” added Maureen “and also thank you to Derek Kaye for the use of his yard and shed for the venue”
The good causes benefitting from the cyclist’s endeavours include the Aurora Centre, Cancer Research, Gilberdyke Phoenix Reds FC, Goole Amateur Boxing Club, GYAC, Howden AFC, Howden AFC Girls U13 Storm, Howden Social Club, Hull Animal Welfare, JOR Diabetes, Minster Organ Fund, Rotary Charities, Sacred Heart, St Helens Welton, St Paul’s Boxing Academy and Young Minds.