Annual cycle festival raises thousands for good causes

Bromswold Bike Fest

Bromswold Bike Fest - Credit: Archant

This year’s Bromswold Bike Fest raised more than £6,800 for its nominated charities.

The family cycling event, which took place in June, was held in support of the Woodlands Centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital and East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

Now in its fifth year, the event attracted 340 cyclists of all ages and capabilities with the most dedicated tackling the 70-mile route and the youngest the two-mile route. The additional £6,800 means the charity day has smashed the organising team’s objective of breaking a total of £30,000 in five years.

Bromswold Bike Fest, which is organised and run by residents of Leighton Bromswold, again proved popular with local cycling clubs.

The event would not be possible without the support of its sponsors: Tesco, Peter Lane and Partners and the Pedal Barn.

Peter Mallace, of Tesco, said: “Local Tesco stores are always proud to be part of local communities and remain committed to making a real difference to the issues that matter to our customers and colleagues, especially when it comes to the local causes we support. Bromswold Bike Fest fits those aims perfectly.”

Bromswold Bike Fest participants were welcomed home by a lively fete featuring a host of different stands, including a tea and cake tent, a barbecue, ice cream, craft and garden stalls, and a ‘beat the goalie’ competition. Huntingdon Music School’s big band HuMs provided the entertainment.