Riders heed charity call to Bike for Brian in Watlington

Bike for Brian In Aid of Motor Neurone starting at Watlington ANL-160108-091249009

Bike for Brian In Aid of Motor Neurone starting at Watlington ANL-160108-091249009

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A total of 72 cyclists turned out to support an annual Motor Neurone Disease fundraiser in Watlington over the weekend.

The Bike for Brian event, held in memory of Brian Smith who died in 1992 atook place on Sunday, was hailed a huge success by organisers who are already looking forward to celebrating the 25th anniversary next year.

So far, more than £800 has been raised, with sponsorship money still to be collected,

Organiser Jill Brock said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the eight mile ride and we hope to see them all again next year for the anniversary.

“I’d especially like to thank Peter and Mandy Stevenson, and their daughter Atlanta, for their generosity in hosting the event at The Angel Pub.”

The event saw six trophies presented including one to the youngest cyclist, nine-year-old Daniel Watson who lives in the village.

Prizes for the best fancy dress went to Hugh Hazelton for his 1914 bicycle and to Lisa Porter for dressing up as a man with a moustache.

Mrs Brock said: “They did very well, I was told the combined age of both Mr Hazelton and his bicycle was 165!

“We also had one gentleman, Robert Gormley. who ran the eight miles then came back to the starting line and cycled it!”

Mrs Brock has called for any volunteers who might want to help with next year’s anniversary event to contact her by calling 01553 636308.