Despite temperatures soaring to 30 degrees on the day, the Ocean team completed the ride, raising £ 3,370 for Cornwall Hospice Care.
Cycle leader Ralph admits it was very challenging: “We had trained very hard for the event, but it was one of the hottest days of the year and the heat really took it out of us.The atmosphere was fantastic with more than 1,500 riders and this spurred us on to cycle through the pain.”
The team are thrilled that their cycling challenge has raised much needed money for Cornwall Hospice Care: “We were inspired by the dedication and commitment of their staff and the very special care and support they provide for local people and their families,“says Ralph.
Community Fundraiser Lin Manning is delighted that Ocean has adopted Cornwall Hospice Care as its charity for the year:“We are amazed at the efforts of the staff to raise funds. Cycling in such hot temperatures is a real challenge especially across such hilly terrain.
“Adult hospice care could not continue in Cornwall without the help of the local community.It costs around £11 a minute to provide our specialist care and with less than 20% funding from government sources the money raised in the cycle challenge will make a real contribution to our charity and people living with life limiting illnesses in Cornwall.”
Ocean will continue to raise funds for Cornwall Hospice Care throughout the year as part of its Adopt A Charity scheme.