What a fabulous day at the Faversham Family Bike Ride! The event took place in glorious spring sunshine and was enjoyed by more than 150 people. Organised by Faversham Rotary Club, the scenic 12.5 km route went through some of the beautiful countryside around Faversham.
In one of her last official engagements as Mayor, the ride was started by Cllr Alison Reynolds who also picked out the winner of the Kesson Physio Competition which was won by Clare Skinner.
159 cyclists took part, 95 adults and 64 children, aged from 3 to 73. Some of the youngest participants were in bike trailers, while other riders used a bit of battery power to help them round.
There were 30 route marshalls and a further 20 at the event site at the Abbey School. Marshalls included Brian Tovey, a founder of the original Faversham Bike Ride.
Some cyclists were sponsored for charities of their choice, others rode for Faversham Rotary’s chosen charity Imago, which supports Young Carers. A spokesperson for Faversham Rotary Club said that the monies raised so far are in excess of £2000.
The event was sponsored by Kesson Physiotherapy, Bensted Charities, Queenborough Fisheries, Kent Community Foundation and Rotary International.
Favourite quote of the day was from the keen young rider who called it “The Tour de Faversham” and said it was the best bike ride he’d ever been on 🚲😍
Thank you to all who took part and watch out for news about next year’s bike ride.