Huntingdon Round Table has raised over £750 for local worthwhile causes by holding a 24 hour static bike ride at Tesco Extra in Huntingdon at the weekend. Cycling over 450 miles without moving an inch, the event, sponsored by Coversure Insurance Services in Huntingdon, was an ambitious attempt that drew in crowds of weekend shoppers.
Speaking at the event, Thomas Birch, Club Secretary at Huntingdon Round Table said “We’re really pleased we were able to raise so much money. I would like to personally thank our main sponsor Coversure Insurance Services in Huntingdon for their support in putting on the event which meant that 100% of the money raised could go to supporting local causes. We’d also like to thank Tesco Huntingdon for letting us use their store and for supplying free water to all the riders.”
Mr Birch went on to say “Round Table is run by a small group of likeminded young men in the area that regularly give up their time to raise thousands of pounds for charity each year, but we can’t do it all ourselves. The backing from volunteers and sponsors like Coversure is vital and we’re really grateful to them all.”
Cycling to Paris without leaving Huntingdon
The event required over 25 individual volunteers to cover the various rider and collector slots over the 24-hour period, which ran from 8pm on Friday 15th September, all through the night until 8pm on Saturday 16th September. Volunteers included members of Round Table and its sister club, Ladies Circle, members of staff from Coversure Insurance Services (Huntingdon) and other friends and family. The plan was to cycle the distance between Huntingdon and Paris, which is 343 miles. This distance was smashed by the club cycling the equivalent distance from Huntingdon to Paris and back out to Remis – 457 miles in total.
Ross Wilkes from Coversure Insurance Services in Huntingdon, who sponsored the event commented “It’s fantastic we’re able to support local community events like this. Getting involved in the community is really important to Coversure and supporting clubs like Round Table, whose primary aims are to help the community and local charities, is a great way to do this”.
Anyone that would like to support Huntingdon and District Round Table at any of their upcoming fund raisers should get in touch via their Facebook page which is facebook.com/huntsrt.