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Pedal power raises cash to support NSPCC




Committee member Chris Quinn waves the chequered flag
Committee member Chris Quinn waves the chequered flag

Generous cyclists have once again used their pedal power to raise much-needed funds for vulnerable and needy children and young people.

Around 100 cyclists saddled up for the sixth annual NSPCC Rutland Water Family Bike Ride on Sunday, clocking up some £10,000, with all proceeds being ploughed back to support the work of the children’s charity.

Organised by the NSPCC Peterborough Business Support Group, the 17-mile cycle ride around the Rutland Water reservoir has become a very popular event. This year’s ride is expected to take the total raised since the event began to around £100,000.

Ready for the off - members of the Quinn family
Ready for the off - members of the Quinn family

Committee member Chris Quinn said: “Congratulations to all those who took part and for completing the ride in what were particularly warm conditions.

“Although some of the sponsorship has yet to be counted, we are hoping again to raise in the region of £10,000.

“People turn up year in, year out for this event, and we can’t thank them enough for their continued support.”

Dillon Long, 10, and dad Mark Long from Stanground
Dillon Long, 10, and dad Mark Long from Stanground

The event was marshalled by NSPCC volunteers, who were there to guide the cyclists along the route.

The event finished with refreshments and a hog roast for all who took part, with everyone enjoying the chance to relax and take in the surroundings on a beautiful summer’s day.

All riders were encouraged to raise £50 to help support the NSPCC’s work with children in the region and across the UK..

The Peterborough Business Support Group is a voluntary committee of business people from the Greater Peterborough area dedicated to raising money for the local branch of the NSPCC to help and support vulnerable children.



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