The North Hampshire Medical Fund held their second Cycle Sportive on Sunday 24th September, starting at Inhurst Farm in Baughurst. 200 riders attended and chose to ride 12, 40 or 80 miles. On their return, they were awarded a shiny medal, a hog roast, and magnificent coffee from CaféPod to refuel! The raffle was drawn at 2pm and the winners were as follows.

1st Prize (Giant road bike worth £1,999) – Mrs Victoria Mitchell

2nd Prize (Set of Bike Lights from Light & Motion) – Mrs Suki Fane

3rd Prize (Jersey, Shorts & Socks from Castelli) – Mr J Patrick

Just over £7,000 was made from the day which the North Hampshire Medical Fund will use to buy much needed equipment for Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital.

One cyclist said “It was the best cycle sportive I’ve done. Everything from the course right through to the support and the food was just perfect. Bring on 2018.” Another said “Fantastic Ride – beautifully organised, well done everyone! See you next year.”

To take a look at the full Cycle Sportive photo album, click here.

The North Hampshire Medical Fund would like to thank all of the sponsors that enabled them to make the event happen: Banjo Cycles, Watership Property, Honesty Group, Knightsbridge Garage and Linden Dental Centre. Also, a big thank you to CaféPod for supplying wonderful coffee, Connective Sports Massage for providing sports massages for the riders and Marie Jones (Hampshire Hospitals Medical Photographer) for taking the brilliant photos. Finally, thank you to Basingstoke Rotary, Hampshire Police Cadets and all of the lovely volunteers for making the day run smoothly.