Hospice welcomes home MK to Amsterdam cyclists

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Mon 2 Jul 2018 - posted by Willen Hospice

We were delighted to welcome home the 40 cyclists who took on an epic 300km ride from MK to Amsterdam, raising over £51,000 for Willen Hospice.

The team spent three days cycling the route, starting at the Hospice, heading up to Cambridgae and then to the port of Harwich, across the channel to the Hook of Holland, before taking the beautiful journey along the coast, and inland to Amsterdam.

Our Willen Hospice Chief Executive, Peta Wilkinson said: “I would like to thank each and every one of the amazing cyclists and support crew who travelled to Amsterdam. What a fabulous challenge! The effort they put in to not only the cycling, but into their fundraising, and to the teamwork and support they showed each other during the ride, has been phenomenal.”

Chris Blackham from Cycle4good, who supported the Hospice to organise the challenge, added: “The riders, whether experienced or new to cycling, were a superb group and their sense of fun and determination to raise as much as they could for Willen Hospice ensured they got though the 180 miles to Amsterdam together. Well done to everyone!”

Huge thanks to our sponsors EMW LLP, Marcus Jordan Property Management, MPA Group and Endorphin Group for their support to make the trip possible.

If this trip has encouraged you to take on a personal cycling challenge, then here's your chance. Our Ride for Willen Sportif takes place on 2 September, starting at Cranfield University. You can take on one of three routes - either 27, 40 or 65 miles, cycling through the picturesque villages and outskirts of Milton Keynes. Find out more at www.willen-hospice.org.uk/rideforwillen


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