30 November 2011
The Twin Town Cycle Team began their 400 mile journey at Bishops Castle
On Saturday 1October, 13 intrepid cyclists left Bishops Castle for Saint Marcel in France.
The team travelled nearly 400 miles from their home town to its twin town, Saint Marcel, to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and the Lingen Davies Cancer Centre.
The cyclists arrived in Saint Marcel a little saddle sore but exhilarated as the whole team successfully completed the challenge and the weather was fantastic all the way.
The Twin Town Cycle Team raised nearly £12,000, which will be split between Macmillan Cancer Support and Lingen Davies Cancer Centre.
The local community really got behind the team and helped them to raise this huge amount of money.
A total of 13 local businesses each sponsored the team £100.
Team member, Joe Martin said: “The whole team is extremely grateful to the local community, businesses and local people for their support. They have been very generous. Some of us in the team have felt the pain of losing a loved one to cancer, and we wanted to bring attention to the fantastic work that these two charities do to help individuals and families suffering because of cancer.”
Rachel Cooper from Macmillan Cancer Support said: “The team have raised a fantastic amount of money for two great charities. The money raised will make a huge difference to the lives of people affected by cancer in Shropshire. The Twin Town Cycle Team should be very proud of all their hard work, which will benefit local people. Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, medical, emotional, and financial support to people affected by cancer. This would not be possible without the hard work and fundraising efforts of local people, such as the Twin Town Cycle Team, as we rely on voluntary donations for nearly all of our income. We are extremely grateful to the team and very proud of them for completing this challenge."