Chichester Harbour Rotary Club Chartres cycle

Cyclists take part in the 2013 Chichester Harbour Rotary Club cycle ride to Chartres
Cyclists take part in the 2013 Chichester Harbour Rotary Club cycle ride to Chartres
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CHARITIES are set to benefit from a bank holiday cycle ride.

Now a bank holiday tradition, Chichester Harbour Rotary Club’s sixth-annual cycle ride to Chartres was held last weekend.

Over three days, 37 participants covered a 160-mile scenic route.

This year’s event was held in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice and other charities.

Cyclists ranged in age from 13 to 78 years old.

They were seen off from the Assembly Rooms, in Chichester, by mayor Anne Scicluna on the Friday, taking with them a gift to be presented to the mayor in Chartres.

The group then cycled to Portsmouth where they took the overnight ferry to Eveux.

Next morning, it was off to Chartres for a civic reception and celebratory dinner before travelling back to Caen on the Monday by coach.

Marshals had been posted along the route, with water-stops and first-aid for riders available throughout.

It is expected more than £15,000 will have been be raised, bringing a total of some £75,000 for a variety of charities over the last five years.

Further information about this and next year’s event can be obtained from Hilary Knight on 01903 883992 or cyclechartres@hotmail.com.