fundraising cycle ride from
Brent Knoll raises £2,000 for charity
Knoll's fifth annual Chris Evans Bike Ride raised almost £2,000
for the British Lung Foundation.
bike ride saw more than 50 cyclists participating, starting at
the Red Cow pub in the village and then heading across the Somerset
Levels with a total of 25 miles.
charity event, which was held in memory of local man Chris Evans,
also finished with a barbecue attended by 120 people.
passed away from a progressive incurable lung disease and monies
raised from the charity event will go to the British Lung Foundation
to aid research.
raffle and auction raised more than £800, with auction prizes
including a Team Sport go-karting experience, a luxury Estee Lauder
hamper, a collectable Charlie Bear and a large joint of sirloin
from Havercroft's butchers.
raffle was well supported with prizes including a lunch for two
at The Swan Wedmore, a selection of Butcombe Brewery goodies,
signed Liam Phillips baseball caps, a £30 voucher for Sanders
Garden Centre and a family day pass at the Webbington Spa.
year there was also surprise entertainment for the cyclists with
a ukulele band playing at the half way point at The Crown in Catcott.
Live music was also played at the barbecue from local man, Andrew
Evans, Chris' daughter and one of the organisers, said: "We
had fantastic weather for the ride and, along with the music and
everyone's good company, there was a lovely atmosphere throughout
the whole day."
you to all those who took part in the ride, and who supported
and helped organise the event. My thanks also go to the individuals
and businesses who donated prizes for the raffle and auction."