Thanks from Bike Ride

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The Burgess Hill Bike Ride Committee would like to thank all those who took part in or helped with the 26th Burgess Hill Bike Ride in June.

This was in aid of Chailey Heritage Foundation’s D.R.E.A.M. Appeal and other local projects supported by the joint organisers, Burgess Hill District Lions Club and Burgess Hill and District Rotary Club.

Almost 400 riders took part in the event and signed up for one of the 10, 25 or 40 mile routes.

We were pleased to welcome back to this year’s event 180 riders who had taken part in the Ride before.

The ride only took place thanks to the efforts of over sixty volunteers who marshalled the Bike Ride, registered entrants, manned water stops and generally looked after the whole event. In addition, many local firms, as usual, kindly provided water, chocolate bars and bananas for the riders.

The Burgess Hill Bike Ride was very grateful to Sigma Partners, who again sponsored the T-shirts this year.

It takes time for all the sponsorship and GiftAid to come in from all sources but we anticipate that the Bike Ride will bring in a total of about £8,000 for all our charities, half of which will go to the D.R.E.A.M. Appeal. We will announce the final figures when we do a presentation later this year.

Many thanks for all who have ridden or helped!

John Thomson

Chairman, Burgess Hill Bike Ride Committee, Pine Trees, Hassocks