Charity bike ride raises more than £6,000

Cyclists at the start of the Bobby on a Bike charity ride.

Cyclists at the start of the Bobby on a Bike charity ride. - Credit: supplied

Vauxhall dealer Marshall of Ipswich has announced that the successful charity bike ride hosted by Bobby on a Bike raised more than £6,000.

The sixth annual May Ride, supported by Marshall of Ipswich, saw 62 riders cover nearly 400 miles on a four-day expedition following a challenging route. The journey took them from Aldeburgh, in Suffolk, to Borth, on the mid-coast of Wales, in aid of the national Armed Forces charity SSAFA – Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association.

Marshall of Ipswich site manager Adam Roe took part in the gruelling ride and personally raised £400.

He said: “This is the hardest thing I have ever physically had to do. It was a demanding route and tested our endurance and willpower as well as being physically challenging.

“We were lucky with the weather being dry and warm, which was a welcome relief as we were camping each night. The last day proved a real struggle, riding 87 miles on some of Wales’s most challenging climbs with 20mph headwinds for most of the route. That was very tough and strength-sapping.

“Having said that, I am delighted to have been a part of the experience and have raised so much money for a worthwhile cause. I am already looking ahead to next year’s ride.

“The organisation was superb and I’d like to thank Neil Smith, founder of Bobby on a Bike, for all his time and effort in making this a huge success. He is a so supportive of the cyclists and invests a lot of time in Bobby on a Bike events.”

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