Cycling event fundraising tops £5,000

A major cycling event which attracted participants from across the UK has raised over £5,000 for a charity which supports disabled adults and children.

The Kielder 26 Mile Sponsored Bike Ride was held last month in aid of Calvert Kielder, and saw scores of cyclists of all ages and abilities taking part in the event, held amidst the spectacular backdrop of Kielder Water.

The grand total of fundraising from the event has now been confirmed as £5,150, with all money going directly to Calvert Kielder, a charity which, for the past 33 years, has provided challenging and adventurous outdoor activities for over 6,000 disabled children and adults together with their families, friends and carers, within the setting of Kielder Water and Forest Park.

And law firm Sintons, headline sponsor of the Kielder 26 Mile Sponsored Bike Ride, has again committed its backing for the event in May 2020.

A number of cyclists from the specialist neurotrauma and court of protection teams at Sintons took part in the bike ride, with several others from the firm acting as event marshals.

Mark Quigley, managing partner of Sintons, said: “This was a great occasion, which offered the opportunity to cycle in beautiful surroundings with friends, family or colleagues, and the fact it was a fun and informal event transcended the boundaries of cycling abilities and capability. This was a day enjoyed by everyone, and the fundraising total of over £5,000 is phenomenal.

“Calvert Kielder is a much-loved charity which makes such a difference to the lives of disabled people and their families, and our specialist neurotrauma team in particular sees first-hand the positive impact they have. At Sintons, we are very pleased to support this event, and to commit to doing so again for 2020.”

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