Cyclists saddle up to help Scout appeal

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Cyclists saddle up to help Scout appeal

12 June 2012

The recent Brewood Cycle Challenge fogged the headlines in the express and star recently.

The story by Charlotte Cross reads:

“Hundreds of cyclists put the pedal to the floor for a fundraising cycle as scouts in Suth Staffordshire work to raise £250,000 for a new scout hut.

the third annual Brewood cycle Challenge attracted its highest participant rate on Saturday with a total of 385 people signing up to take part, either in the 100km challenge or the 50km ride.

Olympic torchbearer Beccy Jones-Reading, aged 43, from Brewood, waved off the first entrants before setting off herself. She will carry the torch through Wolverhampton when it returns to the area on 30th June.

Scout fundraising committee member Bill Gallon, aged 71, said the event at St Dominic’s High School in Brewood had been a ‘great success’ and raised a good amount of money for the 2nd Brewood Scout Group.

“it was really good – the weather was kind to us and it was just perfect for cycling,” said Mr gallon of Kiddemore Green Road, Brewood.

We were delighted with the turnout and everyone seemed to have a really good time.”

“We’ve had some very positive feedback.”

He said the committee was still counting the funds raised but expected the total to be around £5000, adding to the £14,000 towards the cost of replacing the ageing hut.