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Our Dream Wheelers’ outstanding achievement

Back in May a fantastic team of cyclists took on the Dream Wheelers challenge to raise money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice DREAMBUILDING appeal. Over two days they rode 100 miles through the beautiful, but undulating course in Normandy, France.  Open to cyclists of all abilities, they were free to set their own pace and enjoy the evenings at their leisure. Some of the team took the time to express their feelings on taking part in such a fabulous event.

Pam Wilkinson shared "It's hard to say what the best bit of the trip was. The weather was perfect - cool and sunny. The organisation and support for riders was impeccable.  Spring in Normandy was beautiful, but as ever, the best bit was probably the people. We were very much a team - nobody was left out, or left behind. It was a real pleasure to be having so much fun whilst helping to raise money for the new hospice."

Another member of the team, Bernie Evans, explains “I thoroughly enjoyed the Dream Wheelers cycling challenge! The organisation and support team were excellent and the agony of climbing the hills was soon forgotten once we were all together in the evening, enjoying an excellent meal with a compulsory wine to wash it down!  We had only met everyone once or twice but the camaraderie was tremendous, with the more experienced cyclist encouraging the less experienced amongst us. I would certainly encourage anyone to sign up for this event in the future.”

David Myers added “I thought it was a great success and all the planned stops and hotels worked out really well. After a meal and a good night’s sleep, I almost forgot about the hills on the first day.  I hope the donations get you a bit closer to your target.”

The team were asked to raise a minimum of £500 each. They all rose to the challenge and went beyond this to raise a total of £6,755.80 collectively – which is a superb achievement!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the riders for their determination in completing the 100 mile course and for their outstanding fundraising efforts.