Fareham mayor joins cyclists in 70-mile charity trip

Chairman of the Isle of Wight Council Charles Chapman with Mayor of Fareham Mike Ford and the mayoress, Anne Ford
Chairman of the Isle of Wight Council Charles Chapman with Mayor of Fareham Mike Ford and the mayoress, Anne Ford
  • Cyclists completed a 70-mile trip to raise money for two charities
  • Fareham mayor Cllr Mike Ford organised the charity challenge around the Isle of Wight
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IT WAS an exhausting ride but 44 cyclists tackled a 70-mile journey for charity.

Joined by the mayor of Fareham Cllr Mike Ford, the riders took part in the challenge to raise money for two organisations.

I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part and those who contributed significant sponsorship and support.

Cllr Mike Ford

Thirty-eight of the cyclists travelled around the Isle of Wight last weekend with the remaining six making a 21-mile round trip from Fishbourne to Bembridge.

The money raised will go to the Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service and the Dave Wellman Cancer Trust.

Cllr Ford said: ‘It was a terrific accomplishment.

‘I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part and those who contributed significant sponsorship and support.’