Fundraising bike ride to come to Shropshire next year after raising £10,000.

A bike ride which raised more than £10,000 could be held in Shropshire next year providing a major cash boost to several local charities.

Bosses at Jolly Good Vehicle Rentals will aim to raise thousands of pounds for county charities when they take to the roads next summer for a 50 mile cycle ride.

It follows the success of the Jolly Good Bike Ride which saw 62 cyclists complete a 50 mile route across the Cheshire countryside in July.

Sponsor money is still rolling in but Jason King, owner of the Shrewsbury Jolly Good depot in Bayston Hill, who took part in the race himself said they had well exceeded the £10,000 target.

This year the money is to be split between a number of charities across Wrexham and North Wales which support disabled and disadvantaged children and older people with dementia.

Mr King said:  “We set ourselves an ambitious target of raising £10,000 for charity but thanks to the efforts of those who took part we have smashed it.

“It is a fantastic achievement and we are really pleased to be able to support so many great charities.

“Next year we would like to do another charity bike ride but this time include the Shropshire countryside to raise money for Shropshire charities.

“There are so many small charities providing vital services for people but they don’t always receive the funding and recognition they deserve.

“Quite often people raise money for the bigger charities but the lesser well known ones can get a bit overlooked.

“We want to try and do what we can to support these by giving them a cash boost.

“We hope our contribution this year will go a long way to providing valuable support to children, the elderly and people with disabilities.

“I would really like to say a huge thank you to all the riders, volunteers and marshalls. We could not have done this without their support.”

It is the first time that Jolly Good Vehicle Rentals, which has its headquarters in Wrexham and depots in Ely in Cambridgeshire, Chippenham in Wiltshire, Newtown, Powys, Deeside in Flintshire and Colwyn Bay, has staged an event of this kind to raise funds for so many different charities.

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