Major cycling event raises thousands for charity

Scores of people took part in a major cycling event at the weekend, held in aid of a charity which supports disabled adults and children.

The Kielder 26 Mile Sponsored Bike Ride was sponsored by law firm Sintons, and attracted participants from across the UK of all ages and cycling abilities, who cycled around the spectacular shoreline of Kielder Water on Sunday.

The event is expected to raise thousands of pounds for 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 & Forest Park.

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

John Davis, consultant in the neurotrauma team at Sintons, who took part in the bike ride, said: “This was a super event enjoyed by young and old alike, with cyclists of all capabilities taking the opportunity to enjoy the stunning surroundings of Kielder Water while also raising vital funds for such an important charity. I personally was delighted to take part, and it’s fantastic that Sintons was headline sponsor of such a great occasion and that so many members of our team got involved.

“Over the years, myself and the team at Sintons have worked with many people and families whose lives have been hugely enriched through the support and opportunities provided by Calvert Kielder. Having seen first-hand the positive impact it has on so many lives, it is very pleasing that we can lend our support to them and their event in this way.”

To add your support to Sintons’ cycling efforts in the Kielder 26 Mile Sponsored Bike Ride, please click here.

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