The inaugural Gretton Charity Sportive attracted 115 cyclists from as far as Gloucester & Leeds to enjoy the Northamptonshire & Rutland countryside on Saturday 9 June. Choosing either a 30 or 64-mile circuit, cyclists matched their skills to the challenge of the course and help raise over £3,000 for The Travers Foundation.
Bruce Donald, Trustee and Event Director said “We are pleased to have attracted so many participants both young and old. Everyone really enjoyed the challenging course as well as the friendly atmosphere and the party that followed. This was a resounding success and looks set to become a popular annual event. I would add special thanks to Electrical Compliance and Safety Limited (ECS) for providing our support and rescue vehicles, ensuring the safety of all riders.”
While the adults were on the road, over 30 young riders enjoyed an off road fun ride at the Gretton Playing Fields. Marshalled by Julie Riley ex-Mayor of Corby and Patron of The Travers Foundation, riders from 4 to 14 completed the grass track with much support from family and friends.
Cyclists and volunteers alike were able to relax and unwind with a barbecue and after event entertainment from The Top Banana Band.
Terry Forsey, Chairman of The Travers Foundation added “I would like to thank the army of willing volunteers who worked hard to create an event they should be proud of. Everyone at The Travers Foundation is a volunteer so every penny raised will go straight to helping local young people achieve their dreams in Sport, the Creative and Performing arts.”