Rural ride from Misterton boosts charities

Images from the Big Bike Ride at Misterton Hall
Images from the Big Bike Ride at Misterton Hall

Hundreds of cyclists took to south Leicestershire’s country roads at the weekend to help raise thousands of pounds for charity.

The Big Bike Ride was organised by the Rotary Club of Lutterworth and saw cyclists depart from and finish at Misterton Hall on one of four different rural routes around the county, which also saw cyclists cross into Northamptonshire.

Peter Osborn, from the club, said: “What a wonderful day we had for the Big Bike Ride.

“I don’t know how we manage to pick such a fine day each year.”

The event is now in its third year and the number of cyclists taking part – 434 – was a record number,.

Those taking part could enjoy a leisurely 11 mile ride, or more challenging routes of 23, 39 and 62 miles.

Mr Osborn added: “Those partaking enjoyed a Hog Roast as were pancakes, ice cream and teas and coffees.

“Misterton Hall was used courtesy of the owner Heather Craven.”

The event raised about £3,000, which is to be shared between Epilepsy Research and Rotary Charities.