The Lifelites Master's Ride - a London to Brighton bike ride organised by the Province of Middlesex - has so far raised over £17,000 for Lifelites following a beautiful sunny Saturday.
Riders arriving in Hove via Clapham Common and the dastardly Ditchling Beacon were greeted by loud cheers from friends and family and a the chance to have a sports massage and enjoy a beer and burger in the sea front grounds of the idyllic Barford Court nursing home.
Our chief executive Simone praised the riders saying their support was a vital if Lifelites was to continue making a difference to children in hospices. She told the participants: "It's only through dedicated volunteers and people like you who are able to get on your bike and make something happen that small charities like ours are able to do the important work we do. Thank you."
Paul Sully, who has organised the popular event for the last ten years announced he would be handing over the reins to yellow jersey winner Peter Lawrence after 2014. He was very pleased with what the ride had achieved for Lifelites over the last two years.
He told us: "We set out to fundraise enough to cover the Lifelites project in Middlesex for four years. We've already achieved that and more, which is fantastic."