Worcester Cyclists Raise Thousands for British Heart Foundation

Cyclists in Worcester have raised thousands of pounds for the British Heart Foundation by riding in a charity event. 

The pedals started turning from the Worcester Warriors statium 9am yesterday with overcast weather. 

Cyclists in Worcester have raised thousands of pounds for the British Heart Foundation by riding in a charity event. 

The pedals started turning from the Worcester Warriors statium 9am yesterday with overcast weather. 

The event was previously scheduled to happen in April but flash flooding and bad weather conditions forced organisers to call the event off right at the last minute. 

However this didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of participants, who returned en-masse to take part yesterday. 

Riders of all abilities entered with a choice of either a 17mile, 30mile and 50mile route round the local countryside. 

One cyclist who completed the course with his work colleges told press: “We cycle for pleasure together sometimes and we thought it would be a bit of a challenge, as well as a worthy cause.

“It’s our first time at an event like this and I’ve raised about £360, so a huge thanks goes to all those who have sponsored me.”

Jemma Curran, who is the British Heart Foundation’s regional event organiser said she was delighted by the turn out of 500 riders and estimated the event would raise a total of £27,000.

“We’ve had lots of support from everyone and it’s just lovely to see so many people, including lots of teams.”