Cycle Around The World

The Hilton Foundation run their Annual ‘Cycle Around the World in a Day’ Challenge in Newbury town centre.

Every year, the Hilton Foundation worldwide, embarks on a virtual ‘Cycle Around the World in a Day’ challenge. This took place on Saturday 20th June in Northbrook Street. A huge thank you to all our volunteers and Trustees who took to the bicycles to help The Hilton Foundation achieve this at the same time as helping to raise money for us.

Thank You Atkinson Keene

Local Estate Agent, Atkinson Keene, recently held an exhibition showcasing Tony Silver’s photographs, to support us. Tony Silver is a keen cyclist and amateur photographer and lives in the Newbury area.

18th and 19th June saw a wonderful photo exhibition at Newbury Town Hall. Local photographer and keen cyclist, Tony Silver, donated some of his favourite pictures taken whilst out cycling, to create a wonderful exhibition. Thanks to the help of Atkinson Keene, the photographs were mounted onto canvas and sold to members of the public. Tony Silver very kindly donated all the proceeds to Swings & Smiles and Dementia UK.

The Big Wheel Bike Ride

This is the third year that we have been involved with The Big Wheel Bike Ride and this year was just as successful.

Over 150 cyclists turned up on what was a beautiful sunny day to take part in one of the three three cycle rides on offer – these ranged from a 33 mile off road; 26 mile family route or 12 mile cycle ride for those with younger children. Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves and, having completed the ride, tucked into a delicious BBQ at Hungerford Rugby Club at the end.  A huge thank you to everyone who took part but also to W.W. Giles for providing all the meat for the BBQ and to Scofell Landscaping who helped us strim all the cycle paths in preparation for the day.

Quiz Night Success

Thanks to our great friends at Hilton Newbury Centre and The Hilton Foundation.

Once again in May The Hilton hosted a quiz night to raise funds for us. The evening was a great success and over £900 was raised. The winning team were TSB Newbury/Hungerford branch. Thank you to everyone who came along and supported us and made the evening such fun.