2nd September, 2016
On August 6, the Cambridgeshire group of the Trail Riders Fellowship went for a very long bike ride. Named ‘Dawn Till Dusk’ the aim of the event was to get from the Essex border to Hunstanton and back using as many green lanes as possible.
Colin Pountney, who organised the the event with his fellow riders, saw the day out as an opportunity to raise funds for Headway Cambridgeshire, who support adults with brain injury, as well as their family and carers, across the county. Quite a lot of the routes the trail riders use are shared with equestrians and while accidents are not common, head injury can be among the consequences when things go wrong.
The Dawn Till Dusk route took the riders over 250 miles using over 80 green lanes and apparently some of the riders did not get back until after dusk. A very long day in the saddle!
Together, the 26 riders and their supporters raised £1000.00 as well as donations on the event's JustGiving page of £150.00. Headway Cambridgeshire staff and clients were very pleased when some of the riders visited the Cambridge hub to present their cheque.
Our thanks go to all the riders and their supporters for helping to make the even such a great success.
“ The Hospital Brain Injury Co-ordinator became someone who absolutely understood how I felt, I didn’t need to explain. I could talk about my fears and worries. She was such a great support through the difficult days, but could also celebrate the small step successes, which was important to me. ”