Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Brother and sister win On Your Bike prize

TWO children from Sonning Common Primary School were among the winners in this year?s On Your Bike prize draw.

TWO children from Sonning Common Primary School were among the winners in this year?s On Your Bike prize draw.

Jacob and Alice Hathaway won a £100 voucher for AW Cycles in Henley Road, Caversham, after the winners were chosen during an assembly at the school.

The draw was open to anyone who registered for the event before April 12. The top prize of a new bike was won by Gary Wilson, from Stoke Row. Matt Marshall and Jason Acock, from the bike shop, were applauded as they presented the voucher to the Hathaways, who will be cycling the 12-mile route at this year?s event with their parents, Gill and Keith.

Alice, 10, said: ?The voucher could go towards a new mountain bike for Jacob or a new bike for my mum.?

Jacob, 11, said: ?It?s really exciting. We?ve never won anything as important as this.?

Tina Micallef, one of the organisers, said: ?Cycling is one of the best forms of exercise, whatever your age. Many more of us should be getting on our bikes, particularly children, and there?s still plenty of time to register for the ride.

?AW Cycles is a magnificent, family-run business, which does a lot for the local community, so we are really grateful for their support.?

On Your Bike, which is supported by the Henley Standard, takes place on Saturday, April 26, starting at the primary school from 10.30am. Riders can choose to ride either six, 12 or 20 miles. For children who are not yet confident enough to cycle on roads there is a playground cycle. All the money raised will be split between the primary school and a new children?s orthopaedic unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.

Since the event started in 2007 it has raised more than £25,000 for various charities.

The cost is is £5 before the event or £7 on the day. The playground cycle costs £2. Enter at www.sonning commononyourbike.co.uk

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