We are thrilled to announce that the 2016 Cozens-Hardy Big Cycle Ride, held at Blickling Estate in celebration of local cancer charity Big C’s 35th anniversary, has raised a record-breaking £3,337.03.
Over 250 riders turned out on Sunday 17h July to ride one, two, or three idyllic 25-mile routes, each of which started and finished in the beautiful surroundings of the National Trust Estate. A further 24 riders embarked upon the new family-friendly 3.5km off road loop which, along with the junior skills sessions provided by the Pedal Up Bike Club, proved to be a successful addition to the event this year.
Anna Farquharson, Cozens-Hardy LLP Marketing Partner:
“This is the third year of the Cozens-Hardy Cycle Ride, which is brilliantly organised for the firm by Push Sport. We were delighted to be able to add the off road element and to deliver an event which attracted such a fantastic mix of riders, from serious amateur cyclists to people just wanting to enjoy a supported cycle around the beautiful Norfolk countryside. We are very grateful to Big C for providing such an enthusiastic army of volunteers to help us on the day. Feedback from the riders has, again, been so positive and we are simply thrilled to have raised such a fantastic amount of money for our local cancer charity.”
Clive Evans, Big C Director of Income Generation:
“Big C is delighted to partner with Cozens-Hardy in this ever popular event which has raised a fantastic £3,337 this year – a record breaking amount! It was a very special year with a celebratory 3.5km loop to coincide with our 35th anniversary. With the money raised through our partnership we can continue to invest in pioneering research, fund vital medical equipment and provide information and support at our Big C Centres for people living with cancer. The generous support of our partner Cozens-Hardy and the general public ensures people in the region receive the best in cancer care.”
A minimum of £3.50 from each entry fee was donated directly to Big C and many riders chose to raise additional funds for the charity through their endeavours. The catering suppliers on the day, Hushwing Café and Hot Rocket Pizza, also donated part of their takings to Big C.