Mike’s Bikes take on 5th charity day

Over 200 riders took part in the Myton ride.
Over 200 riders took part in the Myton ride.

Cycling heroes from Mike’s Bikes raised £2,000 for Myton Hospices during an annual charity ride.

A fundraising team from Mike Vaughan Cycles drew in keen cyclists from across the district on Sunday, riding either a 39 or 77 mile course.

The weekend event was originally set up in memory of Phillippa Hall who was cared for by Myton during her illness.

Friends and family have since raised over £7,000 by getting on their bikes to give back to the hospice and the nurses who did so much.

And equalling the kitty from last year, competitors made sure their latest efforts were no different despite strong wind and rain making the challenge even harder on the day.

Starting from the 
Kenilworth High Street shop at 9am, the day also included a raffle with prizes donated from businesses around the town.

With a road closure outside the shop, crowds then headed into the south Warwickshire countryside for both routes to suit all abilities.

Shop staff were out making
sure the course was safe, with sweepers and a broom wagon on call for 

And organisers at the shop have thanked all the riders and supporters, as well as businesses which donated raffle prizes.

They have also sent out a thank you to fundraisers at Myton Hospice who helped organise and bring in funds on Sunday.

Next year’s event is now being organised, and details will be made available online at www.mikevaughan.co.uk or from the shop.