ELEVEN cyclists rode 86 miles from Sonning Common to the Isle of Wight and raised £2,500 for charity.
They cycled from the Butcher’s Arms in Blounts Court Road to the Bugle Inn in Brading in about 12Â hours, including the ferry crossing.
Rob Blues, who runs the Butcher’s Arms with his wife Ellie, said:Â “It was a very cold and wet ride for most of the way with the weather not clearing up until seven hoursÂ into our ride.
“The route was tough with floods and many hills to be overcome when only a few of the riders were keen cyclists.Â
“The ride was in aid of Beating Bowel Cancer. which kindly supplied us with shirts and also a celebratory drink at the end of the ride.
“This charity is very close to my heart and that of the regulars as Ellie was diagnosed with bowel cancer 20 months ago.”
Mr Blues was joined byÂ Tom Franklin, Katy Clements, Christopher Buckett, Damian Smith, Peter Sheen, John Penney, Russell King, Dominic McVarish, Toby Williams andÂ Dan Robey.
A support vehicle supplied by HSS Hire, of Reading, was driven by Andre Bishop. The company also paid for the cost of the cyclists’ ferry tickets.
To make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/butchers-armsâ€‹Â