Sheffield cyclists raise £10,000 for children’s hospital

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A group of cyclists from Sheffield handed over £10,000 to Sheffield Children’s Hospital following a series of fundraising events - and vowed to raise even more.

Members of Sheffrec Cycling Club completed a fancy dress bike ride for the hospital and rode the Yorkshire stages of the Tour de France, which will see world class cyclists riding through Sheffield in July.

Sheffrec member Keith Ainsworth said: “We reached £10,000 and were invited on a visit of the hospital to actually see how our funds raised help their ambitions.

“The visit was enlightening, worthwhile and also sobering - we were shown by plans for new wards, examples of new kit such as a CT scanner and brittle bone scanner and also were allowed onto two of the wards to visit some of the children - uplifting and emotional at the same time.

“The experience has strengthened our resolve to continue to raise more funds into 2014.”

The club has planned a number of events to coincide with the Tour de France.