Charity handed £7,000 profits from the Red Kite bike ride

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red kite rideThe Red Kite bike ride, organised by Marlow Riders last September was a great success, a sellout with over 700 entrants – and as a result at the club’s recent AGM a cheque for £7,000 was handed over to their nominated charity.

The nominated charity was Cyclists Fighting Cancer, who provide adapted bikes and trikes for children of all ages affected by cancer to help them regain their strength, fitness and confidence.

The charity has been going for 10 years and events like the Red Kite ride have helped fund 2,500 bikes for youngsters.

This is the second year running that Marlow Riders, have chosen Cyclists Fighting Cancer as their nominated charity, and the money from the two events has helped 11 local children from Maidenhead, Taplow, Reading and Princes Risborough.

“Exercise has such a positive effect on those we help and our purpose is to encourage it for all children living with and beyond cancer in the UK with cycling as the primary vehicle,” says Mike Grisenthwaite founder of the charity.

red kite ride charity presentation
Mike Grisenthwaite (pictured on the left) was presented with the cheque for the charity by Jonathan Smith, one of the route organisers of the event, at Marlow Riders AGM and he brought along one of the charity’s smaller adapted bikes to show to club members.

This year’s Marlow Red Kite takes place on Sunday September 4th 2016 with three different routes – 50mile, 80 mile and 100 mile. Entries will open on Tuesday March 22nd

Article author: MyMarlow Admin

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