Sponsored Malden Rushett pub bike ride stops traffic
5:24pm Monday 6th September 2010 in Your Say
A mass bike ride stopped traffic over the weekend after regulars from a Malden Rushett pub struggled to finish a 14 mile charity race.
Over 120 riders took part in the 11th annual Star Fun Bike Ride, organised by regulars of the Star pub in Kingston Road, who raised over £3,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Pat Grace, an Alzheimer’s Society volunteer, said the race stopped traffic on the busy A243 after many riders stopped off for a pint or were unable to cycle the last section of the race.
“It was a real family fun day with people of all ages tackling the 14 mile course through beautiful Surrey countryside.
“Many riders took advantage of the two pubs strategically located along the route and several people admitted to pushing their bikes up the final hill.”
The big-hearted cyclists returned to the pub, where they enjoyed music from rock band Willy Finlayson and the Hurters, and a hog roast and bumper raffle.
Since the annual event started ten years ago, the bike ride has raised over £60,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society.