The Cycleogical Bike Ride; Going the Distance for the PTC.
On 22nd June 2019, 22 riders from 17 forces rode 249 miles in aid of The Psychological Wellbeing Programme at the PTC.
They all completed this amazing task in 16 hours and 11 minutes…and were still smiling at the end.
It was a long weekend for the group, starting by travelling up to Auchterarder on 21st June. The riders were given a warm welcome by the Castlebrae staff who ensured they were fed and watered before the journey ahead. The next day the riders were up for breakfast before dawn, and were powered by Scottish oats! The rider set off for Harrogate at around 4.20am and began their long journey south.
The riders made excellent time, which was aided by the team of fantastic volunteer support staff who provided slick and efficient organisation, route mapping and feed stations. The volunteers were; Pete Oram, Daz Beech, Dave Holden, Heather Thomson, Carol Patz, Lynton Patz, Liam Kelly and Chris Bell. Without this fantastic group of volunteers, the event would simply not have been possible.
The Peloton arrived at St Andrews at around 8.30pm…still with smiles on their faces!
Liam Kelly, Our Chair of trustees, who also accompanied the ride summed up the feeling of the weekend:
‘The volunteers and the cyclists were truly inspiring and, despite being primarily a passenger, the sense of elation and realisation of what had been achieved at the finish line was something I will personally never forget.’
The total raised currently stands at over £30,000. You can still donate to the cause and help to support the PWP.
PTCRIDE 3 to 70085 to donate £3
PTCRIDE 5 to 70085 to donate £15
PTCRIDE 10 to 70085 to donate £10
A huge thank you to all involved at both Centres, volunteers and riders!
You can support the peloton here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/PTCCycleogical
The elite peloton are:
Gary Thwaite - CNC
Paul Latham - Cumbria
Stuart Kershaw - Derbyshire
Damon Devine - Durham
Steven Minns - Durham
Stuart Dunbar - GMP
Mark Ramage - Humberside
Patrick Creer - Isle of Man
Andy Key - Lincolnshire
Neil Chapman - Lincolnshire
Dave Atkinson - Merseyside
Matt Godfrey - Ministry of Defence Police
Steve Smales - North Yorkshire
Mick Aspey - Northumbria
Jonathan Caisley - Northumbria
Ed Cook - Nottinghamshire
Brian Marsland - Police Scotland
Andy Whitlie - Police Scotland
Alan Todd - PSNI
Dave Mayfield - South Yorkshire
Mark James - South Yorkshire
Richard Close - West Yorkshire