Cycling challenge raises hundreds for Hospice

Cheque presentation

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A cycling endurance challenge raised £1,850 for Hospice.

The third Microgaming Lighthouses Challenge, promoted by SAS Events, was supported and sponsored by Microgaming, the world’s largest provider of online gaming software, which is based in the Isle of Man.

In this timed challenge, competitors rode between each lighthouse in the island choosing either a 100- or 53-mile challenge. Cycling teams also took part.

The course ran a clockwise route from Douglas with the short course finishing in Peel.

The 100-mile course involved more than 2,000 metres of climbing, which included the climbs to Cregneash and the Sloc, before taking in the northern plains and then the shorter climbs along the north east coast back into Douglas.

Mary Doyle, PR and marketing manager for Hospice, thanked Steve Shimmin of SAS Events and Microgaming forall their support of Hospice and congratulated all the competitors who took part in this tough event.

Next year’s Microgaming Lighthouses Challenge which will be Sunday, July 13, 2014. To find out more about SAS Events visit http://www.sasevents.im/

Pictured left to right is Mary Doyle, PR and marketing manager for Hospice with Steve Shimmin of SAS Events and Terri Cook, also of the Hospice fundraising team.

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