Dementia Forward Cycling Challenge in Booths Ripon

Monday, 17th February 2020

We were delighted to support Ripon-based charity Dementia Forward at their Bikeathon at Booths Supermarket in Ripon.

Dementia Forward are a charity supporting people living with dementia in North Yorkshire. On Saturday, 15th February the team held a Bikeathon at Booths Supermarket in Ripon.

This epic cycling challenge was a huge success with over 230km cycled and many generous donations received from the Ripon community. As ever, it was also great to see local awareness being raised of dementia as a condition and what local support is available to families.

The Mayor and Mayoress of of Ripon, Cllr Eamon Parkin and Sarah Henry, were in attendance and a star guest was 90 year old Walter Chambers who talked about cycling 214 miles in a 12 hour race back in 1949!

Debbie Lennox, Volunteer Coordinator for Dementia Forward, said:

“What a day! So many wonderful people came and supported the Bikeathon in Booths including Dementia Forwad staff, volunteers, the Mayor of Ripon, our friends from Carefound Home Care, staff from Booths who came in on their day off and the wonderful Walter.”