CYCLISTS travelled from across the South Coast and from as far afield as the Midlands and M4 corridor to take part in the Rotary Dorset Bike Ride in Wareham on Sunday October 9.
Event organiser Richard Burnett said: “We had a perfect day for our event. Riding through the spectacular Dorset countryside in the October sunshine was a pleasure for the scores of cyclists who took part.
“Riders from nine years old to well into their 80s took part, choosing routes from 22 to 108 miles, which were tailored for families to competitive cyclists.
“I am delighted to report we raised in excess of £20,000 for Cancer Research UK.”
Participants included Dan Jenkins from Poole, who smashed the 55-mile challenge with his twin teenage sons Jasper and Joseph.
Dan said: “Last year we achieved the 35-mile route at this event – I am proud we went one better this time.”
Poole engineering business Norco, based at Holton Heath, fielded an impressive 17 riders.
Owner Mark Northey said: “I am delighted to say that Norco’s riders raised £4,475.
“Many thanks to our friends, families, customers and suppliers for their generosity.”
Paul Brown, who travelled down from Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands to complete the 70-mile course, said: “It was worth the journey to Wareham to cycle through delightful Dorset scenery.”
Mr Burnett added: “I would like to thank my colleagues from local Rotary clubs, Cancer Research UK and all the additional volunteers who helped with catering and marshalling. Together we are making this event a classic for the cycling community.”