October 12 2009.

The Just Bike event took place on Saturday 3 October at Coate Water Country Park, Swindon with 65 cyclists taking part on behalf of BEN.

The bike rides - 50km and 100km - were staged by event organisers Across The Divide. Of the BEN entrants, six took part in the 100km event, with the majority opting for the 50km route.

Participants for BEN included: Autoprotect, Dick Lovett Group, S J Curtis Body Repair Centre and Bryn Jones Specialist Repairs, both based in Bristol, Bristol Street Commercials in Avonmouth, Simpsons of Swindon, Automotive Parts Distribution Ltd, 12 year old Saskia Campbell and her father Andrew.

Achievement awards were presented by BEN as follows: Kris Smithers won the 50km trophy for the Autoprotect Team, the BEN Team award was given to James McGlashan, Nick Phillips, Neil Willis, Phillip Williamson from Bristol Street Commercials who all completed the 100km event in a very respectable time and Saskia and Skyla Campbell won the Top Fundraiser award.

Valerie Moore, who coordinated the event for BEN commented:
"This was a very challenging route for even the most experienced cyclist so for 65 people to make it round for BEN is a wonderful achievement. The sponsorship money raised is already at £7500 and just keeps on increasing, so we hope to make an even more impressive announcement soon!"

Photographs on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/benmotorcharity/sets/72157622404845069/