Cyclists handle windy circuit for charity challenge

Liam Concannon, 11, Stanley Tibbetts, nine, and 10-year-old Billy Tibbets took part in the cycling event

Liam Concannon, 11, Stanley Tibbetts, nine, and 10-year-old Billy Tibbets took part in the cycling event

First published in Didcot

CYCLISTS were out in force to boost their South Oxfordshire village.

Upton’s third annual Uptonogood cycle ride aims to raise £10,000, which will go towards a cycle track and a donation to Blewbury School.

Plans have been drawn up to build a track next to the playgroup, which will incorporate dirt bumps created when the village hall was built.

Organised by Mike Tibbets and Bob Lott, riders could cycle five-, 12-, 25- and 45-mile circuits, ranging from toddler to endurance levels. Among those taking part were Liam Concannon, 11, Stanley Tibbetts, nine, and 10-year-old Billy Tibbets.

Mr Tibbets said: “It was quite windy, but we were lucky with the weather.

“The route was a challenge. Quite a few people who signed up to do the 45-mile swapped to the 25-mile route.

“There was amazing feedback.”

Rosalie Radburn, of Samor Way, Didcot, who completed the 12-mile family ride with husband Jonathan, and children Freya, 10, and Henry, eight, said: “It was very windy, but it was a lovely day out, really enjoyable.”

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