A GROUP of exercise enthusiasts who meet in Horsell and Goldsworth Park have raised more than £1,000 for Woking Hospice by taking part in a 50-mile trip to and from Richmond Park, southwest London.
Fifteen members of Scorpion Training Bootcamp, which meets at the at Wheatsheaf Common on Saturday and Sunday mornings and Goldsworth Park Recreation Ground on Friday mornings and weekday eveni ngs, took part in the sponsored event.
Addlestone Cycle Store came to the rescue of one cyclist who suffered three punctures and made an emergency stop. Hermitage Primary School teacher Jane Hockley, who was taking part with her husband Richard, said: “The Cycle Store was wonderful. I was near to tears by the time we got there but when they heard we were riding in aid of Woking Hospice they gave me a free new tyre and inner tubing I was able to complete the ride.”
The other 13 cyclists had continued and gave Jane and Richard a rousing cheer when they made it back to the Common.
Bootcamp trainer Ian Harrison says: “I’m so proud of the team for completing yet another Scorpion Training challenge and particularly Jane who had to overcome so many setbacks to finish the course.”
Ian, a former fire officer, explained how they prepared for the challenge: “We treated this in the same way we do all our training, building up gradually. There were a number of the group who had never ridden this distance before but there is a great sense of camaraderie that got us all through.”
To add to the Scorpion Training Bootcamp donation to Woking Hospice, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Scorpionbootcamp.