MORE than 550 cyclists used pedal power to raise money for good causes at the 10th annual On Your Bike challenge
MORE than 550 cyclists used pedal power to raise money for good causes at the 10th annual On Your Bike challenge.
Families gathered in bright sunshine at Sonning Common Primary School on Sunday morning and set off just after 10.30am taking a route of either six, 12 or 20 miles.
Former Reading FC captain Ady Williams set off the cyclists before taking on the 20 mile route himself.
He told the Henley Standard: “I think it’s fantastic that families can all get together and get some fresh air and exercise and get away from the iPad’s and tablets. It’s the 10th year and I was truly honoured to start the event.
"It was a beautiful morning — fantastic scenery and so many families out. There were some challenging hills and a lot of the kids were out of the saddle and really going for it, so it was great.”
The participants followed a circular route around Wyfold and Gallowstree Common, with the longer loop going as far as Nuffield and Ipsden before returning.
This year’s event raised about £4,500 which will be shared between the primary school, Sue Ryder and the cardiac care unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.