A charity bike ride, organised to mark 100 years of The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) being based at the current Gobowen site, has raised almost £4,000 for RJAH Charity.

The Centenary Cycle took place on Sunday 27 March and saw over 50 cyclists take on a 60k or 100k route around Shropshire’s picturesque countryside.

A number of staff members from the Oswestry based hospital also took part in the event – participants included Miss Gillian Cribb, Consultant Orthopaedic and Oncological Surgeon, who took part in the 100k challenge.

She said: “We’re very grateful to RJAH Charity for holding fundraising events such as the Centenary Cycle – they raise valuable funds that directly support frontline staff and patients.

“It was a brilliantly organised event which took you on a spectacular and well-marked route through Shropshire’s scenic villages – not to mention the delicious selection of cakes available at our halfway point in Baschurch!”

The event was well supported by the local community, with Lanyon Bowdler and Mornflake Mighty Oats sponsoring the goodie bags and Tesco Ellesmere donating snacks to keep cyclists fueled.

Local bike shop and café, MULE Cycles, also supported the event by hosting the registration point, entering a team into the ride and donating prizes for the cyclists with the quickest moving times.

Victoria Sugden, Charity Director, said: “Thank you to our team of cyclists who took part on the day, we are so incredibly grateful to them.

“The event was a huge success thanks to many people supporting behind the scenes – particular thanks goes to the wonderful local organisations that made donations and provided sponsorship, and of course to all of the volunteers, supporters and our fantastic team.”

Pictured: [left to right]: Members of Paramount CRT Cycling Club – Helen Chapman; Claire Blackwell-Smyth; Emma Wareham; and Miss Gillian Cribb, Consultant Orthopaedic and Oncological Surgeon at RJAH – taking on the Centenary Cycle in aid of the RJAH Charity.