Alongside over 180 other participants, local MP, David Rutley, took part in the hugely successful Macclesfield Bikeathon on Saturday 11th May, helping to raise money for much-valued local charity, Just Drop-In.
Returning to Macclesfield for the first time since 2011, the Bikeathon was organised by Darren Allgood, of AllGood Cycling and supported by Macclesfield Town Council. Three route options were available, of either sixty, thirty and six miles, according to the individual participant's skill and ability, each showcasing the beautiful countryside in and around Macclesfield. The route was marshalled and signposted throughout. All finishers received a number of exciting goodies, including a commemorative t-shirt, a cookbook, and a pass for One Leisure.
In total, thanks to the generosity of the organisers and participants, a fantastic £3600 was raised for Just Drop-In. This will help to support this positive local charity's vital work providing advice, guidance and counselling to young people aged between 12-25, as well as its important life-skill building programmes. David is the Patron of Just Drop-In, and a longstanding supporter.
Speaking after the Bikeathon, David said, "It was great to see such a strong turnout for the return of the Macclesfield Bikeathon this year, and I was pleased to take part. I am very grateful to Darren and all those who helped to organise the Bikeathon, as well as to all those local residents who participated and helped to make it such a clear success, raising funds for the vital work of Just Drop-In, which I am proud to support."