fundraising cycle ride held
in memory of Brent
Knoll's sixth annual Chris Evans Bike Ride raised another great
sum for the British Lung Foundation.
bike ride saw dozens of cyclists participating, starting at the
Red Cow pub in the village and then heading across the Somerset
Levels with a total of 25 miles.
aim to have an enjoyable day friends and supporters and along the
way we have raised £10,800 for the British Lung Foundation,"
charity event, which was held in memory of local man Chris Evans,
also finished with a social event attended by local 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 prizes including a Team Sport Voucher which is
for a Family of 4 Go-Karting experience, plus prizes from Butcombe
Brewery, The Swan, Wyevale Garden Centre, the Village Hamper and
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."
cycle ride is appropriate as Chris would cycle to the Red Cow for
his regular tipple."
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."
The cyclists at the start of the fundraiser (pics Mike Lang)