Duncan Bradford, 40 from Danbury took part in the 6 mile route with daughters Ella, 7 and Lily 9;“Last year I took part in the 65 mile route and had such a fantastic time I wanted to come back again this year with the girls. The 6 mile route was a perfect distance and what with it being such a family friendly event and supporting a local charity, we all had a brilliant time.”
Freddie Joslin, 12 from Heybridge, amazingly completed the 35 mile route, being one of the youngest to take part in the distance.“I felt really tired once I’d completed the route but also a huge sense of achievement – I think I’m going to flop out on the sofa for the rest of the day! It’s great to support the charity while also doing something fun at the same time.”
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Fundraising Manager Kate Alden said:“What a fantastic turnout with almost 1,000 supporters attending our annual Ride for Helen raising over £30,000 for the charity! The rain held off, the winds were light and the sun shone in the afternoon – it was perfect cycling conditions for our riders.