Sika cycles for charity

More than 180 Sika cyclists took part in an endurance bike ride to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.

The sponsored Sika Cycle 2018 event on 15th September saw pedal-pushing participants take on one of four challenging routes (lasting 25, 50, 70 and 100 miles) with courses going through the landscape of Teesdale and Nidderdale within County Durham and North Yorkshire.

The cycling was followed by a charity auction and dinner at Redworth Hall Hotel, at which record-breaking, long-distance cyclist Mark Beaumont, was guest of honour.

In total, this year’s Sika Cycle event has so far raised more than £5,500 for the British Heart Foundation, currently helping to support over 1,000 research projects into heart disease around the UK.

Mark Gatrell, head of research and development for Sika in the UK, said, ‘Our Sika Cycle event has evolved over the past six years, and continues to grow in popularity. This year, we’ve seen more participants from outside the UK, and we continue to see interest in cycling growing within Sika, so it’s great to be able to enjoy this weekend with friends, and also raise substantial funds to help support the valuable work of the British Heart Foundation.’