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Fund is boosted by pedal power

Cyclists raise £7,000 after taking part in Sportive

Charlotte Booth

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Fund is boosted by pedal power

THE North Hampshire Medical Fund raised more than £7,000 on its second Cycle Sportive. 

The recent event saw 200 riders taking to the saddle for a 12-, 40- or 80-mile ride, which started at Inhurst Farm, Baughurst.

All finishers received a medal, hog roast and coffee. 

Danielle Millar rode 40 miles and said: “It was the best cycle sportive I’ve done.

“Everything, from the course right through to the support and the food, was just perfect.

“Bring on 2018.”

Another 40-mile rider Simon Merton added: “A fantastic ride – beautifully organised, well done everyone. See you next year.”

There was also a raffle draw, with Victoria Mitchell winning the first prize of a Giant road bike worth £1,999.

Suki Fane won the second prize of a set of bike lights from Light & Motion and third prize of a pair of Castelli socks went to Jonathan Patrick.

The £7,000 raised will all go to the North Hampshire Medical Fund to buy much-needed equipment for Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital.

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