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Cycling for Special Days – hundreds get on their bikes for the Herts 100

May 17, 2018

Willow co-founders, Bob and Megs Wilson, waved off 500 cyclists on Sunday 6 May for this year’s Hertfordshire 100 event which starts & ends at Stanborough Lakes, raising funds for Willow.

The Herts 100, organised by Bike Events and in its fifth year, is a mighty 100 mile, 60 mile or 25 mile ride through the beautiful Hertfordshire landscape. There was a fun atmosphere as keen cyclists came together with reluctant riders, all cheered along the way by friends and family and Willow’s team of volunteers.  Bob, a keen cyclist, has cycled the previous three years of the Herts 100 since Willow became the chosen charity.  The previous three years has seen the bike ride raise almost £95,000 for Willow – funds raised from 2018 are still coming in.

Bob said, “What a fantastic atmosphere we have at the Herts 100 every year.  I was disappointed not to be cycling this year but will be back in the saddle for the next one.  The Herts 100 and its sponsor, Wrights of Hatfield, have generously supported Willow for the past four years, which has helped so many seriously ill young adults and their loved ones.”

The Herts 100 is generously supported not only by Wrights Estate Agent but also Richard Davis and Graham Twigg, and local businesses, The Bakehouse, Simmons the Bakers, Ewart Price, Crane & Staples and Bill’s Restaurant, as well as other businesses beyond Hertfordshire.

View photographs from the Herts 100