Organisers of a West Norfolk charity cycling event held to support disabled people and their carers have revealed the ride raised more than £17,000 – and money is still coming in.
More than 400 riders took part in the inaugural Cycle Together Sandringham event, which started and finished at the Park House Hotel in June.
And officials, who said the success of the event was “phenomenal”, have confirmed that they are hoping to stage the event again in 2014.
Phil Davies, a Park House fundraiser who helped to organise the event, said its success had gone well beyond his most optimistic hopes of raising £10,000 and attracting 300 participants.
He said: “It’s phenomenal. We’re well ahead of that. Everyone is delighted.”
The money raised from the event will go towards the hotel’s work to provide respite breaks and support to disabled people and their carers.
Officials and fundraisers are now planning to hold the event again next year, though a date for the ride has yet to be fixed.
Mr Davies said it was hoped that a date could be arranged and announced within the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, any participants who took part in the ride and who have yet to pay in their sponsorship money have been urged to do so.
Payments can be made by phone by calling 0203 2420264.
Alternatively, cheques, which need to be made payable to Leonard Cheshire Disability, should be sent to Beth Ellard, Leonard Cheshire Disability, 66 South Lambert Road, London SW8 1RL.