MORE than 90 cyclists took part in a charity bike ride in Bradford on Avon to raise over £3,000 for Stepping Stones and Scope.

George’s Marvellous Bike Ride 2018 returned for its sixth year on September 2 after taking a break last year.

The family-friendly cycle ride took in the scenic Kennet & Avon Canal towpath, the Two Tunnels cycle route and the Georgian splendour of Bath.

There were several rides to choose from, ranging from 11 miles up to 60 miles, all starting and finishing at The Boathouse on the Trowbridge Road.

Nick Hutchings, one of the GMBR organisers, said: “The ride was a fantastic success with over 90 riders turning up - our biggest ever number.

“We had a huge number of children and families complete the ride as well as individuals who fancied the more challenging distance.

“We are still collecting and counting donations but we know we will have raised a substantial amount for Scope and of course Stepping Stones, an incredibly worthy local cause.”

The ride was set up in memory of George Hutchings, who had quadriplegic cerebral palsy, and died aged nine in 2012.

George’s Mum, Anna Hutchings, said: “We set up GMBR in 2012 as a way of raising much-needed funds for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

“The emphasis for us has always been about creating a fun, friendly event suitable for all the family and it has grown in popularity each year thanks to the dedication of the riders who sign up.”

Visit, follow @bikeforgeorge on Twitter or like George’s Marvellous Bike Ride on Facebook for more information.