THANK YOU ALL!
A BIG ‘Thank You’ to all our wonderful rider friends, supports and helpers everyone who joined us for our Bike Ride this year. All our riders can now check their times HERE to prove your success!
As you know, this year’s Ride was for three charities – our local Mental Health, Autism and ‘new’ Redwood Centre, so we thank you again for helping us! If you rode for a charity or organisation, we would love to hear how much you raised so do let us know.
Sir Nicholas Soames, MP, joined our Town Mayor, Sujan Wickremaratchi, to fire the starting gun and, as he says: “‘Ride Local, Give Local’ was the message this year and the day was another great success. This annual Bike Ride has raised an enormous amount of funds to support local people and each year it has grown in its ambition to become a truly fun day out for everyone. I congratulate everyone who has contributed to making it such a great event.”
“What an amazing day!” added Town Mayor, Sujan Wickremaratchi. “Not only does our Bike Ride support local charities, but it brings the community together, young and old, to be part of something very special, as well as to show visitors just what beautiful countryside surrounds us. It’s been an honour to be part of such a wonderful event; long may it continue and I’m looking forward to helping for many years to come.”
Helping start the event were some of the local sponsors, 1st CENTRAL, The Orchards Shopping Centre, Masters & Son, the Collinson Group, Fairfax Properties, Mike Oliver Associates, Leaders, Stuart & Partners
The riders returned home to some great entertainment as the party began. Local band, Big Yellow Taxi, had even the tiredest of legs dancing, while singers, Tania Rodd and Cylvian Flynn had the Broadway jumping to end what had been a glorious day.
BUT, let’s not forget our Bike Ride wouldn’t happen without the enormous amount of work and support given by all our volunteers – and, in particular our lovely Sharon Scott who has been a complete hero throughout. And we are, as ever, indebted to Steve Trice and his team at the Town Council, without whose support and commitment we would flounder; they, and our friends at Crawley Wheelers, also ensured all our riders (and marshals) came safely home. So, a great debt of thanks to them and the enormous number of people who give their time, expertise and knowledge so selflessly every year.
See you next year!
We‘re delighted and truly grateful to welcome back our loyal sponsors who continue to support us so a big THANK YOU to them and a welcome to our new sponsor, Fairfax Properties…
Masters & Son
and the Middy as a Media Partner
If you’d like to raise funds for your own charity or school, download our Sponsorship Form here.
Your safety is important, please do read our Golden Rules which you can find here and riders between the ages of 16 and 18 will need their parents/guardians to sign a Parental Consent Form which you can find here.
Organised by Haywards Heath Town Team in association with Haywards Heath Town Council