Hundreds take to two wheels as part of Pedal for a Purpose

11 April 2016

Hundreds of cyclists took to the road in the name of #TeamDemelza for its second Pedal for a Purpose event.

Demelza's cycling event took place on Sunday (10 April) starting and finishing at Sittingbourne Greyhound Track.

There were three different routes to choose from family (10 miles); classic (52 miles) and epic (103 miles) with around 400 people taking part.

Steve and son Scott Edmed, aged 11, were the first cyclists to complete the family route which went along the roads and cycle paths near Sittingbourne.

Steve, from Wormshill, said: “It was really down to my son because he was interested in doing it and he loved every minute and he thought it was good fun. He’s quite a confident cyclist.”

The father and son duo raised around £170 and intend to do the ride next year.

The event was also attended by lots of cyclists in training for the Demelza 101 Sittingbourne to Amsterdam bike ride which sets off later this month.

All participants were given a medal on completion and children who joined were given a Demelza Dotty wristband.

Click here to see more pictures from Pedal.

Demelza Events Coordinator Emma Austen said: “Thank you to all our amazing riders who took part in Pedal – we were certainly lucky with the weather! We hope everyone enjoyed it as the three different routes aimed to appeal to everyone. Special thank yous to Quick Release Cycling Club, MK Cycling, Dole Fresh, McDonalds, Conyer Quay - Swale Marina, Headcorn Parish Council, Carpet Direct and the Sittingbourne Greyhound Stadium for their support. Keep an eye out for details of next year's Pedal for a Purpose."