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
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