Bike charity passes £100,000 mark

Annual Taps 30 bike ride for charity
Annual Taps 30 bike ride for charity
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The Taps charity bike ride has achieved a super cash landmark.

More than £6,500 raised at this year’s annual ride from the Lytham pub took the total generated for good causes over the event’s 14 years past the £100,000 mark.

As has been the case since the ride started, the Rosemere Cancer Foundation was the prime beneficiary of the latest event, which saw 102 riders of all ages tackle a route of either 30 or 15 miles from the Henry Street pub and back.

“Thanks to everyone who took part and it was marvellous to go over £100,000,” said organiser Edward Cook.

“The event initially started as a one-off after the Taps’ brewery at the time had helped us with a Lands End to John o’Groats charity ride and it has been wonderful to see so many people turn out to support the ride year after year.

“We needed £5,670 to take the total over the years past £100,000 and we did it.”

While the majority of this year’s cash will go to Rosemere Cancer, other beneficiaries will include the North West Air Ambulance, and after the event was moved back a week this year to avoid a clash with the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire, a date has already been set for next year’s ride – Sunday, July 5.