This weekend was the 3rd annual charity cycling event, held by the club in memory of Adam Abbas-Lodge. Cyclists gathered to climb the iconic hill, Holme Moss, which is 524m above sea level at its summit. Various groups made the climb this morning from all over Wakefield and Huddersfield. Some even added on extra loops to make the ride longer they were so keen.
Why? I hear you asking. Well we do it for cake. Mel Wass and her lovely band of helpers - Andy, Debbie and Amanda had set up a cake stall at the top with hot tea and coffee and an array of yummy cakes including the best flapjack which this year had coconut added for extra "mmm".
We also do this to raise money for Wheatfields Hospice. Adam, the son of Rachel Lodge one of our longstanding and most active members, tragically died of cancer in 2020 at just 31 years old. Wheatfields Hospice helped to make his last months more comfortable, provided support to the family and even chauffeured Adam to his wedding.
The climb up Holme Moss is not for the feint hearted 'a proper climb' and just making it to the top is an achievement. Fortunately this year the weather was kind and although a bit cloudy and blustery, the winds were manageable and the rain stayed away for most of the ride.
Huge well done to all todays cyclists and a massive thank you to all those who donated especially to Mel and her helpers Andy, Debbie and Amanda!
The total raised was £883.