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SARH cyclists complete 60-mile charity cycle challenge

A TRIO of cyclists from SARH have pedalled their way across Stafford Borough to complete an epic endurance challenge for charity.

Chris Dixon, 43, Dave Wheat, 44, and Martin Sawyer, 23, cycled 60 miles on tour of 18 SARH Independent Living Schemes to raise over £900 for Greenhall Nursery and Key Learning Centre.

The nursery, which provides support for pre-school children with a range of learning and physical disabilities and their families in Stafford, is SARH’s nominated charity this year.

“It feels great to have completed the ride for such a great cause.  The stretch to Colwich in particular was a really tough section because of the steep inclines but we supported each other and made sure we kept a comfortable pace,” said Chris Dixon, who is general manager at SARH.

The ride began at 8am from Blythe Lodge, in Blythe Bridge and finished with a hero’s welcome from staff at SARH’s head office, at the Rurals, on Staffordshire Technology Park, shortly after 3pm.

“Apart from a few sore muscles we all came through the ride pretty well and raised a great amount for charity that does brilliant work in the local community,” said Martin Sawyer

The three cyclists were boosted along their journey by support from customers living at the Independent Living Schemes, who also held coffee mornings and other events during the day to help raise money for the challenge.

“The support we had along the whole route was just fantastic and we’d all like to thank everyone who came out to cheer us on,” said Dave Wheat.

“Congratulations to all three of the cyclists for completing this really tough physical challenge.  This is another great example of our staff going the extra mile in aid of our nominated charity Greenhall Nursery,” said Karen Armitage, Chief Executive of SARH.

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