Pedal power: Kilbride Cyclists raise £3,000 for Children’s Cancer Unit

Dave Hoy (Kilbride Cyclists club secretary), Mayor John Scott, James McConnell (patient at CCU), Mayoress Audrey Scott and Dr Robert Johnston (Consultant Paediatric Oncologist). INNT 26-501CON
Dave Hoy (Kilbride Cyclists club secretary), Mayor John Scott, James McConnell (patient at CCU), Mayoress Audrey Scott and Dr Robert Johnston (Consultant Paediatric Oncologist). INNT 26-501CON

Kilbride Cyclists held their annual charity cycle on Saturday, June 25 in support of the Children’s Cancer Unit at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

The event raised a grand total of £3,000, which will go towards funding the refurbishment of two rooms at the unit used by teenagers going through cancer treatment.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott and his wife Audrey were in attendance at the start of the event to see the 130 cyclists set off from Kilbride Presbyterian Church.

There were two routes on offer, 90km and 45km, both offering some of the finest scenic roads in the borough and surrounding area.

With a pre-ride breakfast, a food stop at Glenarm Baptist Church and a well deserved BBQ for all at the finish, no one went home hungry.

Kilbride Cyclists have thanked all those who took part in this year’s charity ride or helped with the organisation of the event.

For more information about Kilbride Cyclists log on to www.kilbridecyclists.co.uk or email kilbridecyclists@btinternet.com