Entrants young and old do The Melton Pork Pie Pedal and help raise in excess of £6,000

The eighth Pork Pie Pedal had 105 cyclists take part, who raised in excess of £6,000, for two good causes.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 5th July 2017, 10:30 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:30 am
All set for the start from Melton PHOTO: Tim Williams
All set for the start from Melton PHOTO: Tim Williams

The Melton event offers cyclists the chance to pedal 50, 60 or 70 miles from Saxy Road to Rutland Water, cycling around the reservoir and then heading back to Melton.

The ride is seen as a big personal challenge rather than a race.

Liam Stapleton, one of the organisers, said: “This year’s Pork Pie Pedal on Saturday raised lots of sponsorship money for The Medaille Trust and Hope for Justice, and representatives from the charities attended to explain to cyclists what it is they do before the start.”

Looking forward to a day of cycling PHOTO: Tim Williams

“There was an age range from 16 to 81 and people participated on mountain bikes, road bikes and hybrid bikes.”

The first participants arrived back in Melton at about 1pm. 74 people did the 50 mile route, 12 completed the 60 mile route and 14 finished the 70 miles. Five people undisclosed.

Samworth Brothers provided Melton Mowbray pork pies (compulsary for the event) and sandwiches, Tesco provided fruit, Belvoir Fruit Farm supplied cordial and Sainsbury’s and Morisons contributed food. There were also lots of donations of flapjacks and cakes from the public to riders.

“The weather was cool and a little overcast early on but by the afternoon it was brighter and perfect conditions for cycling,” added Liam.

Looking forward to a day of cycling PHOTO: Tim Williams

“Next year’s event will be held on the first Saturday in July which is the 7th.”