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950 in charity cycling event

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The 8th annual Pedal for The J’s charity event in Chelmsford, raised money for The J’s Hospice charity. 950 people of all ages took park, determined to cycle for the benefit of others.

A variety of routes were on offer with most going through some of Essex’s most beautiful scenery and all routes starting and finishing at Admirals Park in the centre of Chelmsford.

Main sponsor, Beaulieu, put together a strong line-up to raise as much as possible to support the work of the hospice, which provides care, respite and support to young adults with life limiting conditions and life threatening illnesses and their families. The valiant efforts of all this year’s riders have so far raised around £50,000 for this inspirational charity.

Andrew Carrington, Managing Director of Strategic Land at Countryside said, “The Pedal for the J’s once again proved to be a huge success. It is a charity that we enjoy supporting as they make such a difference to people. We were delighted to continue our sponsorship of the event this year and were very proud of our keen team of cyclists for both their pedalling and fundraising efforts.”

Beverley Barclay, Director of Clinical Services at The J’s Hospice, comments: “Yet again, a terrific turn-out, the support we got at our eighth Pedal event is inspirational. It’s great to know that people across Essex support us, and we couldn’t be happier with the money raised – it will really help us continue to provide the care and support our patients and their families need and rely on us for.”

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