St Erth Vintage Cycle Ride exceeds organisers expectations
St Erth was transported back in time at the weekend as cyclists donned vintage clothes and bicycles for a special trip around the village.
More than 80 riders took part in the charity vintage ride, which was held to raise funds for the St Erth Christmas Lights Fund.
Bowler hats, bow-ties, flowery dresses and tweed jackets were just some of the clothes worn by riders on the four-and-a-half mile route, which left from the Star Inn yesterday afternoon.
Chris Bell, from St Erth Lights Committee, said: “We were hoping to get 50 or 60 riders so we smashed what we wanted. It was so well received. People came from Falmouth to do it.”
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The cycle took about two hours to complete, with a shorter route opted for by families with young children.
Mr Bell added: “We thought this was a good way to raise some money in the summer months. A great effort was made; most riders came in vintage outfits. There was chimney sweeps and miners.”
Trophies donated by Chris Ryan were given to the best dressed man and woman, as well as best dressed child and bike.
Following the success of this year’s ride, organisers are keen to make it a yearly tradition, with the possibility of different themes being discussed.
The total amount raised from the cycle has yet to be confirmed, but organisers were very pleased with the turnout.
St Erth Lights Committee would like to thank the volunteers who helped at the event as well as sponsors, Big Bellies Inflatable Hire, Hayle Cycles, Paradise Park, We Have Everything You Need, Daisy Potters and the Star Inn.