The feed station about half way into the route was a particular welcome sight, offering chilled water and refreshments, the children particularly enjoying the chocolates and sweets! A few miles further on (well, only 7 miles!) and the finish line beckoned, all cyclists receiving a commemorative medal to testify to their well-deserved efforts.
Feedback from cyclists was unanimously positive about the Bikeathon, most commenting how much they enjoyed the route, the beautiful countryside and how they look forward to the next one! We won’t disappoint them and aim to expand the Bikeathon next year. With the lessons learned from our experiences this year, we want to establish this as a major annual event in Berkshire. It was a real pleasure to get the community involved in this inaugural Bikeathon, and a particular pleasure to earn a financial surplus to apply to Rotary’s local and international charitable causes.