SUNDAY saw 100 women from across the UK enjoy a brand new biking event in Oswestry.

Participants from near and far brought their bikes to Aico for the all-new women-only Pedal Pushers, organised by Adrenaline Sporting Events.

It was the third sporting activity hosted by the company since lockdown restrictions were eased in May.

Organiser Alan Lewis was delighted with the response to the new challenge.

He said: “It was the first time we had run this event, and we had 100 women from Manchester, Birmingham and South Wales coming into Aico.

“It was special – the vast majority of volunteers were also women, so it was quite unique.

“It’s good to get back into the groove of things and start raising some money for our charity partners.

“It’s good to see people wanting to participate and it’s amazing to see what it means to people to see friends they haven’t seen for a while and doing something they enjoy in a safe way.”

Participants chose to ride either 30 miles or 45 miles, with money being raised for local children’s charity The Movement Centre.

Each of Adrenaline Sporting Events’ past three events have raised money for the Gobowen-based charity.

Alan hopes Pedal Pushers will encourage people to take part in more future cycling events.

He said: “For many, this is the start of a journey for them because many hadn’t taken part in a cycling event before the weekend.

“They came here and probably arrived a little bit nervous, and I guess they grow as the event goes on and finish a lot more confident than they were when they started.

“It gives participants the belief and confidence for them to know they can do it again in the future.

“I’m thrilled with how it went and the feedback again was fantastic.”

Up next for Adrenaline Sporting Events is Pedal the Borders on Sunday, July 25.

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