Thursday, 23 September 2021

Cyclists get on their bikes for Nomad

A SPONSORED 100km bike ride raised at least £1,400 for a Henley charity

A SPONSORED 100km bike ride raised at least £1,400 for a Henley charity.

Fourteen riders set off from the town on Saturday morning and rode two laps of a 50km circuit around the South Oxfordshire.

The challenge was in aid of youth and community group Nomad, which is based at the d:two centre in Market Place.

After the first lap, the group had for a rest and lunch prepared by volunteers.

Among the participants was Roger Cole, the pastor of Henley Baptist Church, and Tim Prior, Nomad’s youth and family team manager.

Each cyclist raised £100 and sought further donations from friends, family and work colleagues. The proceeds will go towards a teaching initiative to help people improve their literacy and numeracy.

Sue Prior, Nomad’s project leader, said: “There were cyclists of different abilities but I think everyone was pretty tired by the time they’d finished. There were lots of exhausted faces but everyone was exhilarated.”

The event was first held last year and Nomad intends to make it an annual event.

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