THE CYCLISTS turned up in their droves with one of the biggest turnout for quite a few years. The weather helped but so did the guarantee that the Mardyke Rotary Club run an well-oiled machine with marshals at key points and drinks stations at even more vital points.
The Mayor, Ann Cheale opened the proceedings, cutting the ribbon as the cyclists, some serious, some fun and afterwards, some walking like John Wayne!
There were many noble causes being represented including the collections for Jordon Wright and Callum Branch. We caught up with Carol Barnard who was one of many riding for her sister, who died, tragically, ten years ago, aged just 38.