Macmillan Dorset Bike ride 

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This weekend was the annual Macmillan Dorset bike ride raising money for the charity. We have been supporting the ride for many years and this year was as big and busy as ever. 

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We had over 500 riders setting out for the challenge on the day and the weather offering great riding and the event turned out to be a fantastic fund raiser and challenge. 

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The Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride was started in 1989 by Peter Smith-Nicholls, the year after he cycled from John O'Groats to Land End following the death of his father from cancer. The Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride is Peter's way of continuing the fund raising he started in 1988 when he cycled the length of the country. 

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Forty two people took part in the very first Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride, and between them raised £2,500. The event now attracts around 700 cyclists. Since 1989 the Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride has raised in excess of £1,000,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, all of which has gone towards supporting people living with cancer.  

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We have been supporting the ride for years and with other sponsors help make the day an event to remember. This year we have seen family’s getting out around the course and a stand out story is Clive from our Pole branch riding the 100 miles on a single speed fixed gear bike getting around the 100 mile route in 5hrs 30mins!

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We were around on the day offering advice and repairing peoples bikes and getting them back up and running. We love supporting this great charity and look froward to next years event. 

If you want to see more Images have look at this Facebook post!

Thanks and well done to everyone that entered!