By Danielle Smith.
The yearly charity bike ride is set to celebrate 25 years in the making this year.
The St Albans charity cycle ride (SACCR) was put together by three rotary clubs- St Albans, Priory, and Verulamium – in 1994. Since the beginning of the charity events, cyclists have had the choice to either complete a 10, 20, 30, or 40-mile bike ride in aid of the chosen charities.
For 2019, SACCR have chosen the charities – Alzheimer’s Research UK, Secondary 1st, and The Counselling Foundation.
Any mode of transport classed as a cycle can participate in the event, Cycles such as tandems, unicycle, and elliptical, have all previously taken part.
Karen Mullinex, Press Officer for SACCR, said: “We want to make it a family friendly evet, and I want more people to know about the rotary. They do lots of community events.”
She added: “I think it just shows how hard the Rotary members have worked to set it up and keep it going for 25 years.”
For the first time this year, local businesses will be able to show their wares in the start and finish field at Oaklands College campus on Hatfield Road.
There will be food and drinks available to purchase, before, during and after the event.
Early bird entrance fees for children under 16 are £5, adult tickets are £22 and over 65’s is £10.
Registration for the event, taking place May 19, will be available at www.saccr.co.uk.