Chichester Harbour cyclists support prostate cancer charity

Cyclists starting the annual Chichester, Chartres cycle ride. C120615-3
Cyclists starting the annual Chichester, Chartres cycle ride. C120615-3

THE ROTARY Club of Chichester Harbour bid farewell to cyclists embarking on a journey to Chartres.

This year 31 cyclists were raising money to help in the fight against prostate cancer.

Bob Rendall said they had committed to giving £5,000, but hoped to raise more. He explained any extra money they raised would go toward supporting families in need around the Chichester area.

Accompanied by a full support team, the cyclists departed from Chichester Cathedral last Friday and travelled to Portsmouth where they boarded a ferry to Caen.

The cyclists are expected to cover 160 miles in three days.

Last Saturday they embarked on their longest ride – around 90 miles – from Caen to Evreux. On the third day they arrived in Chartres, before travelling home by coach on Monday evening.

In Chartres they delivered a letter and token gift to the Mayor of Chartres and Dean of Chartres Cathedral.

The donations came from the Mayor and Dean of Chichester, both of whom wished the cyclists well at their send-off.