As part of our commitment to the community, London Array has once again pledged to support the Pilgrims Hospices’ Cycle Challenge.
With a reputation as one of the best charity cycles in Kent, the challenge raises essential funds for long term care, at home, in hospices and the community. Last year the event raised more than £100,000 – enough to pay for upwards of 5,600 hours of nursing care.
Since the cycle challenge originated in 2010, more than £918,000 has been raised, with a target of £1m set to be broken in 2020.
Bob Smith, general manager, said: “We are delighted to sponsor such a worthwhile cause and to see interest in the event increase year on year.
“This will be our seventh year supporting the Pilgrims Hospices’ Cycle Challenge and through the hard work and generosity of all supporters, volunteers and those taking part in the ride itself, we are certain they will reach their £1m target.”
Back by popular demand in 2020 is the 125-mile EPIC route and, new for this year, there will be a flatter 30-mile route with under half the amount of elevation as the classic 48-mile, designed to make the event even more accessible to cyclists of all abilities.
Robert Grew, Pilgrims Hospices event manager, added: “The success of this event is due in no small part to the generosity of our sponsors, like London Array, and we’re so pleased they are ‘along for the ride’. Their sponsorship means more money can go directly towards care for our patients and their families.”
Sign up for next year’s challenge is now live and interested parties can register on the website www.pilgrimscyclechallenge.org.