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Plain Cycle Challenge
4:26pm Monday 22nd October 2012 in News
CYCLISTS took to Salisbury Plain at the weekend to raise money for Naomi House children’s hospice.
About 140 people ranging in age from eight to 80 took part in the Salisbury Plain Cycle Challenge on Sunday.
The three routes, covering distances of 20km, 60km and 100km, took cyclists through towns, villages and stunning Salisbury countryside. Everyone who took part finished the challenge, even those who chose to tackle 100km.
Livy Watson, Naomi House volunteer, said: “I’m really not a keen cyclist and I don’t have a fancy road bike but I managed the 100km route and found it surprisingly satisfying.
“Completing such a challenge gives you a real buzz and knowing I was raising a substantial sum for the hospice gave my thighs that little bit of extra energy needed.”
Staff at Naomi House say they are thrilled with the success of the day and look forward to welcoming people to next year’s challenge.