Rutland Cycling supports Anglian Water's WaterAid Bike Ride!

Words by Aaron Scott

on 29/08/2013 19:07:00

Team of Eight rides 186 miles in 48 hours to raise over £2000 to bring clean water to the world's poorest communities. Participant Simon tells us all about it...

The Anglian Water/Leadent team getting ready to start their ride outside our Grafham Store.

"Massive thanks to Rutland Cycling for supporting the 1st annual Anglian Water WaterAid Bike Ride.  WaterAid is an international non governmental organisation, whose mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities.

Over 48 hours, a team of 8 from Anglian Water, and one of its key partners, Leadent Solutions, rode 186 miles, connecting 4 major reservoirs in the Anglian Water region.  Starting at Alton Water, near Ipswich, the team rode to Grafham Water, Pitsford Water, ending up at Rutland Water near Stamford for the annual Rutland Water Day.  Whilst the weather held fine, the challenge was made significantly harder with the 20 mph headwind for at least 90 miles.  We had a lot of fun, with some hard work along the way, the most important statistic is that we have raised over £2000 for the charity, with the total still rising as we write.

The trip was made possible because of the great support from Rutland Cycling - supplying great bikes, spares and the offer of mechanical support as/when required.  Watch this space for next year's event, which on current demand, will prove more popular and at least as effective at raising funds for this essential charity."

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