Mayor of Ross-on-Wye Chris Bartrum raises more than £600 after cycling 90-miles around Herefordshire

Mayor's 90-mile cycle through Herefordshire raises charity funds

Mayor of Ross-on-Wye Councillor Chris Bartrum stops at Leominster Town Council offices on his 90-mile journey around the county for his mayor’s charity. He is pictured here with Peter McCaull and mayor of Leominster Mollie Cooke.

Councillors and officers from Leominster Town Council greet Chris.

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A 90-MILE cycle around Herefordshire’s market towns saw more than £600 raised by a county mayor.

Chris Bartrum, mayor of Ross-on-Wye, got on his bike to raise the funds for his chosen local charity the Basement Youth Trust – which provides activities and a safe place to be for young people aged 11 to 19.

He cycled anti-clockwise through the county, greeted by the town mayors in Hereford, Leominster, Kington, Ross-on-Wye, Bromyard and Ledbury.

“It went really well. I’d done all but five miles by Wednesday when I got a blow-out on one of my tyres but I did the remaining five miles this week (Monday October 7),” he said.

“I was also put up for the night by the mayors in Bromyard and Kington and when I arrived in Leominster there was a whole group of people that had turned out to greet me which was a nice surprise.”

Mr Bartrum raised £620 for the charity which he said does “great work” with young people in Ross.

He added that he was very grateful to everyone for the support.

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