Cyclist Faye with co-organiser Andy Boyd

Cyclist Faye with co-organiser Andy Boyd

Wimborne and Ferndown Lions Club staged their inaugural Family Cycle at the end of June. It was a great success despite the weather, with over 50 riders taking part. The ride (not a race) started at the Barley Mow Inn at Colehill and covered 15 miles through the quiet Dorset lanes north of Wimborne to finish back at the inn. Families, leisure cyclists and others (including a pink rabbit) took part. One cyclist Faye said, “I really enjoyed it. It did not seem like 15 miles.”

Fundraising chairman Peter Burnett said, “This format has the potential to be big and should become an annual event.”

Proceeds from the event will go to Lions chosen charities including the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, Riding for the Disabled and the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation.

W&F president Barry Duxbury with Bournemouth Lions president Barrie Haynes in rabbit suit

W&F president Barry Duxbury with Bournemouth Lions president Barrie Haynes in rabbit suit

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