Pedal power raises money for care home workers - The Rugby Observer

Pedal power raises money for care home workers

CARING folk in Rugby used pedal power to raise funds for charity.

Anya Court Care Home in Dunchurch Road was the starting point for the Care Workers Charity’s cycle challenge.

A team of 24 cyclists rode 78 miles to Cumnor Hill House Care Home in Oxford in support of care workers who have fallen on hard times. And so far, the riders – all from the care sector – have raised over £22,000.

To join in the fun, team members, residents and visitors to the home matched the 78-miles on a static bike set up in reception, raising around £70 more for the charity.

Charity chief executive Alex Ramamurthy said: “The Cycle Challenge was challenging, I guess the giveaway was in the name! We split into two groups, a fast and a slow group, with me in the slow group. It was a beautiful day, and an opportunity to chat to a diverse range of people from the sector.

“The best part was the five care homes involved. Each home had residents and team members there to greet us, food and drink prepared, and even static bikes in the reception where members of the home were matching the miles.

“It was special to see how many people took a day out of their lives to raise money for CWC and discuss the cause. I’m very proud of everyone involved.”

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