Weekends enjoying the countryside around Whitchurch by cycle have paid off for the three Whitchurch ladies – the Whitchurch Girls, who completed the London to Brighton Cycle Ride on Sunday and have raised around an incredible £1000 in the process.
Starting from Clapham Common, Harriet Titcomb, Cathryn Taylor and Jess Baird they covered the 54 miles along with 28,500 other riders raising funds for the British Heart Foundation.On finishing, Harriet said:
“The L2B is a really exciting way to raise funds, well organised and high spirits from Clapham Common to the sea front”.
The girls’ charity page is at: THE WHITCHURCH GIRLS
Also among the riders were three guys from across the way in St Mary Bourne who have been out ‘training’ on the roads around Whitchurch. Nigel and Hamish Dickinson along with Patrick Foote – also completed the iconic ride which has been under the auspices of the BHF since 1980, and has raised more than £40million for the charity.
After the rolling countryside across Surrey and Sussex, and the last leg-stretching climb over the notorious Ditchling Beacon, the riders finished on the seafront, where they proudly clutched their medals.
Harriet added that it was “No where near as scary as I thought it would be, provided you are reasonably fit anybody could have a go.”
And this Sunday: from Whitchurch to Whitchurch
This Sunday sees another charity cycle challenge as Rob Ronan sets off on a ride to Whitchurch-on-Thames with his six year old son Finn on a tag-along.
Rob and Finn have also been out training these past few weeks, getting ready to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.
To sponsor Rob and Finn please visit: WHITCHURCH TO WHITCHURCH
And of course later this year, local rider Les Jordan will be riding the End to End.
To sponsor visit: END TO END