Annual ride in aid of hospice

Wakefield Hospice bike ride Pugneys.'Getting ready for the off are, Lucy Robinson, Charlotte Peel and Shelley Morris.

Wakefield Hospice bike ride Pugneys.'Getting ready for the off are, Lucy Robinson, Charlotte Peel and Shelley Morris.

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FUNDRAISERS had their feet on the pedals to raise thousands for Wakefield Hospice at the charity’s annual bike ride.

Cyclists of all ages and abilities powered through strong winds on 14, 20 and 38-mile routes in countryside around Pugneys Country Park on Sunday.

Wakefield Hospice bike ride Pugneys.'The 38 mile race gets under way.

Wakefield Hospice bike ride Pugneys.'The 38 mile race gets under way.

Specialised ‘bike doctor’ Graham West was on hand to fix chains and pump up tyres before the riders set off, and at a half-way check-point at Nostell Priory.

Event fundraiser Keeley Harrison said about 130 people took part, on a course which was mainly off-road.

She said: “Some of the riders commented on how windy it was and how challenging certain parts of the route were.

“But it went really well and we are so thankful for everyone’s efforts and donations.”

Ms Harrison said the event normally raises about £5,000.