Riders turned out in their hundreds to join the Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride last weekend (Sunday 2nd July), generously fundraising to boost the charity's local work.
Around 700 people took on one of the circular routes, spanning 10, 25, 38, 48, 60 or 100 miles. Each ride started at Corfe Mullen Recreation Ground and took in some of Dorset's most stunning countryside.
Started in 1989 by Peter Smith-Nicolls, the Dorset Bike Ride is now a well established cycle event, attracting riders of all ages and abilities. The oldest cyclist this year was 83 year old Gerry Robinson.
Westover Group was proud to support the event, sponsoring the cyclists' shirts and providing three cars to: lead the way for cyclists at the front of the pack; follow behind to check every rider was back safely; and also to help move organisers around the course. The all-electric Nissan LEAF and a Toyota CH-R were out and about on the courses and we also had a customer's LEAF on display too.
"The cars we took were the perfect choice," says Sallyann Tanner. "The LEAF is fully electric, so has zero emissions and is therefore better for the environment and also for any cyclists who might have been hot on its heels!
"We had a great day and it was fantastic to see so many people supporting the wonderful work that Macmillan do. I'm sure there were some aching legs around Dorset on Monday morning!"