Charity cycle hailed a success as £1,500 raised for hospice

Hulne Park Family Fun Charity Cycle Ride
Hulne Park Family Fun Charity Cycle Ride

Around 250 charity cyclists took the chance to ride around Alnwick’s stunning Hulne Park to pedal for pounds in aid of HospiceCare North Northumberland on Sunday.

Participants followed the 6.4-mile blue route in the Park – not normally open to cyclists – and the event was hailed a success, raising more than £1,500.

Rebecca Taylor, community and events fund-raiser for HospiceCare, said: “We were delighted that the Duke of Northumberland gave us permission to open Hulne Park to leisure cyclists for this event.

“It was great to see more than 60 families and adults take part and watch them cycle around.

“We wish to thank all of the participants who took part.”

Sarah Johnston, from Alnwick, took part with her two children and husband.

She said: “We had a fantastic family day out. We cycled to Hulne Abbey and enjoyed our picnic spot there. The Alnwick Cycling Club marshals were lovely with their encouragement to keep going on some of the more challenging parts.”

The event was attended by Bla the Alien from Big Local App Northumberland, while there was a fire engine at the start.

Thanks have been given to Ian Horsley, chairman of Alnwick Cycling club, and club members for their support.

To watch a video clip of the event, visit and click on family-fun cycle event.