Now in its 5th year Gamma’s annual MTBorRoad event took place in Hungerford. 45 cyclists met at Hungerford Rugby Club for breakfast and a safety briefing fully energised for the cycle challenge ahead before heading out to see what Hungerford had to offer.
Due to the success of previous years Gamma continued with a road and a mountain bike course, a popular format as it provides much more variety for participants. There were four tracks in total, two routes for the road cyclists (38 and 61 miles) and two routes for the mountain bikers (24 mile and 30miles), with all groups having to tackle an ascent of at least 2000ft.
After a quick spot of lunch at the Crown Inn, Upton the groups were off again – with only some of them managing to escape the rain. The day finished back at the rugby club with a (much needed!) BBQ which provided a great opportunity for everyone to catch up.
Although this event offers a fun day out for Gamma’s Channel Partners and fellow cycling enthusiasts it’s also about raising money for Gamma’s nominated charities Action Through Enterprise, changing the lives of children and adults living in the poorest parts of Ghana and SpecialEffect, who put fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games.
Date & location:
Date: Thursday 7th June 2018
Venue: Hungerford Rugby Club