Downslink Challenge 2018 raises more than £20,000

Downslink Challenge hands cheque for £10,294.83 to Woking & Sam Beare Hospices

Downslink Challenge hands cheque for £10,294.83 to Woking & Sam Beare Hospices

The Downslink Challenge, at the beginning of June, helped to raise more than £20,000 for the White Lodge Centre and Woking & Sam Beare Hospices.

This amazing event, sponsored by Trident Honda, started at the Garibaldi pub and travelled all the way to Brighton and back - a distance of 102 miles. Cyclists also had the option of starting in Brighton, thereby reducing the distance to a still amazing 51 miles. But some of the longer-distance riders extended it to a staggering 122 miles, by following a diversion on the way home.

Garibaldi landlord Martin Durrad says:

The day was an awesome success due to our great community We are lucky to have such generous and well spirited locals that are prepared to get involved and support our fantastic local charities.

Downslink Challenge Cyclists

Money raised by the cyclists was topped up by a fun day at the pub, which included children's activities, entertainment, an auction and pig racing. The total collected was £20,589.

Richard Roberts, managing director of Trident Honda, says:

The key to the success of the Downslink Challenge has been the amazing enthusiasm of the organisers. We are so proud to have supported this amazing event. Well done to all the cyclists and to all the patrons of the Garibaldi who supported them.

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