BHF checkpoint at QECP
BHF checkpoint at QECP

Not the best picture of this 50th birthday event held by the British Heart Foundation. However it turned out to be a weekend of two halves, with the Saturday being wet and windy when over 150 riders took part in route options that covered 35, 65 and even 100 miles along the South Downs Way. 

The checkpoint at QECP was a chance to clean down, re-fuel in the cafe and with a mobile mechanic on hand for breakdowns.
All the entrants were encouraged to raise at least £50 to help towards the BHF’s fundraising. QECP is a direct beneficiary of these efforts as the BHF has kindly agreed to sponsor us with a defibrilator. This device is an essential life saving aid for those suffering from heart problems in areas where access for an ambulance is delayed or difficult. Once the equipment arrives the rangers will have their 1st aid training upgraded accordingly.