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Cyclists greeted like heroes after raising almost £250k
Updated 9:59am Wednesday 18th June 2014 in News
CYCLISTS were given a hero's reception as they returned to High Wycombe having pedalled 1,500 miles in 14 days to raise almost £250,000 for charity.
The 16-strong group left the Rock of Gibraltar on June 1, taking in historic battle fields, mountains and olive fields along their 1,500 adventure.
The team was given a huge ovation on their arrival to Adams Park on Sunday afternoon as hundreds of people attended a family fun day organised to celebrate the cyclists’ achievement and to raise more money for charity.
The RockRide2 challenge, organised by the Buckinghamshire Freemasons, has raised almost £250,000 for 12 different charities and organisations.
The fun day at Adams Park featured live music, games, refreshments and a hobby horse derby – which saw the Mayor of High Wycombe Cllr Khalil Ahmed narrowly lose out to a representative from one of the charities in attendance.