It’s an honour - cyclists pedal for hospice donations

Pedal power: cyclists who took part in the Pedal of Honour challenge are set to raise between �7,000 and �8,000 overall
Pedal power: cyclists who took part in the Pedal of Honour challenge are set to raise between �7,000 and �8,000 overall

A keen group of Berkhamsted cyclists saddled up and biked a total of 45 miles for charity – taking in four different pubs along the way.

The Pedal of Honour is now in its third year, after regulars at the Alford Arms in Frithsden decided to get together and organise a charity bike ride through the hilly terrain of the Chilterns, visiting other sister pubs as well.

The Salisbury Pub chain, owned by David Salisbury and wife Becky, started off with the Alford Arms in Frithsden 14 years ago, and has since acquired three more premises in Buckinghamshire.

The bikers began with bacon sandwiches at the Alford Arms, and refuelled and rehydrated at The Swan Inn in Denham, followed by the Old Queens Head in Penn. Their hard work was then rewarded with a barbecue at the finish line at the Royal Oak in Marlow.

David, who joined around 50 other cyclists on the ride, said: “Since we first started the event, it’s gone from strength to strength. It’s a fun day and raises money for charities that have helped at least one person we all know.”

Proceeds - set to be between £7,000 and £8,000 - will be split between the Hospice of St Francis and the Rennie Grove Hospice Care, both of which are based in Dacorum, and the Oxford-based children’s hospice Helen & Douglas House.