More than £9,000 has been raised for Radio Borders Cash for Kids from the Wooler Wheel Borderlands cycle event.
Beth Mills from Wooler Cycle Hub presented a cheque for over £8,700 to Candy Rafferty, Radio Borders Cash for Kids manager, this week.
Over £200 was raised on the day by three masseurs, who offered their services in return for donations from the riders. And a further £100 was raised by the official photographer, AndersonDrummond Photography, which donated a percentage of its photo sales.
Candy Rafferty, Radio Borders Cash for Kids manager, said: “Over the past few months I have witnessed the dedication and sheer hardwork that goes in to organising the Wooler Wheel events.
“Thanks to the incredible efforts of Wooler Cycle Hub, their sponsors, supporters and dedicated team of marshals and volunteers the lives of many of our local children will change for the better.” Over £1,000 has been raised by riders who took part in the event in aid of Cash for Kids, with their sponsorship money going to the charity in their local area.
Beth Mills of Wooler Cycle Hub said: “We would like to thank everyone who contributed to help raise this amount for Radio Borders Cash for Kids, including John Swan Ltd, Farm to Freeze, The Great Northumberland Bread Company, Doddington Dairy and Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative.
“We could not have held the event without the support of all those venues who allowed us to use them as feed and water stations, and not forgetting the army of marshals and helpers who gave up their time to make he day go smoothly and safely.”
The next Wooler Wheel sportive takes place on October 4 and features routes of 50 and 100km.
To enter, or for more information, visit www.woolerwheel.com