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Mayor of Knutsford’s 100 Mile Cycle Tour Raises over £2,000!

The Mayor and Mayoress of Knutsford have raised over £2,000 having completed an epic 100 mile cycle tour of Cheshire East this Saturday (21st). Cllr Andrew Malloy and his wife Nicole undertook the challenge to raise funds for Knutsford youth sports and a new skate park for Knutsford.

The sun shone as they visited 16 Cheshire towns and villages, meeting representatives of the local councils as they cycled through. They were joined on the ride by Cllr Suzie Akers Smith, Cheshire East Council’s Cycle and Walking Champion, along with Melissa Reddy, Andy Coatsworth and Simon Crump.

The cycle tour was a key part of Andrew’s theme for his year as Town Mayor of promoting and supporting health living and leisure activities for the youth of Knutsford.  His aim is to encourage and support physical activity, whether that be walking, running, cycling, swimming, football, tennis, cricket or anything else.  Andrew also aims to establish a starter fund for a skate park.

The cycle ride was sponsored by Tatton Group, Bruntwood and Bikes n Gear and along the ride Cllr Malloy was delighted to receive a donation of £250 from Sunrise of Mobberley and £100 from So Cheshire, who greeted them at the end of the ride in Knutsford.

Andrew set up a JustGiving page to enable residents to sponsor the ride and, alongside offline donations and sponsorship, has now raised over £2,000.

Andrew said: “Thank you to each Mayor, Chairman and councillor who welcomed us to their patch along the ride and to Knutsford Tri Club who joined us from Wilmslow to Dean Row, and the Alsager Harlequins Cycling Club who joined us from Alsager to Nantwich. 

But most of all, thanks to the cyclists who did the entire ride with my wife and I; Simon, Andy, Suzie and Melissa; we could not have completed this epic journey without their support.”

Along the route Cllr Malloy met with:

  • Cllr Janet Cookson, Chairman, Mobberley Parish Council
  • Cllr Mike Dudley-Jones, Chairman, Alderley Edge Parish Council
  • Cllr Martin Watkins, Chairman, Wilmslow Parish Council
  • Cllr Barry Burkhill, Mayor of Cheshire East & Cllr for Handforth Parish Council
  • Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore, Mayor of Poynton
  • Cllr Roland Edwards, Mayor of Bollington
  • Cllr Liz Braithwaite, representing Macclesfield Central for Cheshire East Council
  • Cllr Paul Woods, Chairman, Gawsworth Parish Council
  • Cllr Sally Ann Holland, Mayor of Congleton
  • Cllr Sue Helliwell, Alsager Town Council
  • Cllr Steve Boyes, Chairman of Audlem Parish Council and Cllr Paul Barrett
  • Cllr Arthur Moran, Mayor of Nantwich
  • Cllr Benn Minshall, Mayor of Crewe
  • Cllr Mike Muldoon, Mayor of Sandbach
  • Mr Dave Roberts, Community Mayor of Middlewich
  • Cllr Brian Bath, Chairman, Holmes Chapel Parish Council.

To sponsor the Mayor visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cllrandrewmalloymayorofknutsford

Start of Tour: L-R: Colin Kemshed, Stephen Edmonson, Mike Peacock (chair of the Great Race committee, just joined us to see us off), Cllr Suzie Akers Smith, Simon Crump, Melissa Reddy, Andy Coatsworth, Cllr Andrew Malloy, Mayor of Knutsford, Nicole Malloy, Mayoress of Knutsford
Having cake with Alsager Harlequins Cycling Club
The finishers: Cllr Andrew Malloy, Simon Crump, Nicole Malloy, Steve Johnson, Melissa Reddy, Cllr Suzie Akers Smith, Andy Coatsworth

Press contact:                  Annabel Irvine, 01565653929

                                           annabel.irvine@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Mayor of Knutsford’s Cycle Tour of East Cheshire Saturday 21 September

Mayor of Knutsford Cllr Andrew Malloy and Mayoress Nicole, are embarking on a Cycle Tour of East Cheshire this Saturday, 21st September.  The ride will be completed in a day and cover over 100 miles in a circuit around the whole of Cheshire East.  Andrew is hoping to raise £2,000 towards his fundraising via JustGiving page.

The cycle tour is a key part of Cllr Malloy’s theme for his year in office of promoting and supporting healthy living and leisure activities for the youth of Knutsford.  His aim is to encourage and support physical activity, whether that be walking, running, cycling, swimming, football, tennis, cricket or anything else.  Andrew also aims to establish a starter fund for a skate park.

The Mayor is grateful to Tatton Group, Bruntwood and Bikes’N’Gear for their sponsorship of his cycling jersey and support of his Cycle Tour.

Cllr Andrew Malloy said: “I’m looking forward to touring the borough with some like-minded cyclists, including Cheshire East’s Cycling and Walking Champion Suzie Akers-Smith, promoting an active lifestyle, and hopefully improving the image of cycling for all to try, we all need to try our best to get out of our cars when we can, as our roads become more and more congested.  If you’d like to join us for part of the ride, do please get in touch.  It will also be great to see strengthen links with many towns and villages across the borough.”

The Mayor will pass through the following Towns and villages on Saturday 21 September at the approximate times below.  Where possible he will be greeted by the Town Mayor, Chairman or a local Councillor.  If you are in the area please come out and wave him and his follow riders on as they go past:

Knutsford Town Council Offices: 08:00         Mobberley Rajar Building: 08:17

Alderley Edge Festival Hall: 08:50            Wilmslow Parish Hall:  09:10   

Handforth Youth Centre: 09:25                 Poynton Civic Hall: 10:10

Bollington Town Hall: 10:50                       Macclesfield Town Hall: 11:35

Gawsworth Community Hub: 12:00         Congleton Town Hall: 12:55

Alsager Civic: 14:10                                     Audlem Square: 16:00

Nantwich Civic Hall: 16:45                        Crewe Town Council: 17:25

Sandbach Literary Institute: 18:05           Westfields Sandbach: 18:10

Middlewich Victoria Buildings: 18:50     Holmes Chapel Parish Council: 19:35

Chelford St John’s Evangelist Church: 20:15   Knutsford Town Council Offices: 20:45

To sponsor the Mayor visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cllrandrewmalloymayorofknutsford

L-R Julie Ault, Bruntwood, Nicole Malloy, Mayoress of Knutsford, Cllr Andrew Malloy, Mayor of Knutsford, Paul Bonner, Bikes N Gear (Photo by Jonathan Farber)

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