Hundreds of cyclists in the Burgess Hill Bike Ride

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Hundreds of cyclists set out on a warm and sunny Sunday for the Burgess Hill Bike Ride on May 23.

The event - organised by local Lions and Rotary Clubs - is set to raise thousands of pounds for the Sussex Heart Charity and smaller local causes selected by the clubs.

Event chairman Malcolm Stephens said: “The Burgess Hill Bike Ride is an event for charities run by charities.

“It’s also a fun day out for our cyclists. We hope to attract first timers every year but are also happy to welcome back regulars such as the Sussex Nomads.”

He said many entrants reported how much they had enjoyed the routes and the marshalling

“We would like to thank not only our club members and volunteers who make the event possible,” Malcolm added.

“But also our many sponsors - Tesco, Budgens, South Downs Nurseries, the Print House Group for graphics, T-shirts and posters and Bennett Christmas Insurers.

“Our Bike Doctor was provided by Proper Coffee and Cycling from Hassocks and wrist bands by Places for People. Entrants were followed round the route by a SERV motorcyclist and venues were generously provided by Oakmeeds Community College, Chailey School and the Half Moon at Plumpton. Support was also given by Burgess Hill Town Council.”