St Albans charity cycle ride supporting Herts charities

Team 'WE'VE HAD IT' for Herts Action on Disability

Team 'WE'VE HAD IT' for Herts Action on Disability - Credit: Archant

Charity begins at home for the St Albans cycle ride (SACCR), which this year will be supporting three local good causes.

Home Start's strategic manager Suzy Moody.

Home Start's strategic manager Suzy Moody. - Credit: Archant

Applications have already opened for the ride, which features routes between 10 and 40 miles.

This year’s event, which is run by the three rotary clubs of St Albans, will be held on Sunday, May 14 and supports Herts Action on Disability (HAD), Youth Talk, and Home-Start.

Paul Buckley, who has participated in the SACCR for HAD for the last five years, said: “My experience of the cycle ride is nothing but positive.

“I particularly enjoy the relaxed, friendly atmosphere and as it’s not a race, it really is an event for everyone.

“Stopping at a few great pubs along the way is an added bonus.”

HAD supplies services and equipment to elderly and disabled people in the region, including mobility scooters and occupational therapists.

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They have run the ‘WE’VE HAD IT’ team in the race for several years.

Another charity being supported by the ride is Youth Talk, which provides counselling services to young people in the St Albans area.

Former chairman Guy Sive, said: “It is a very worthwhile community event, where you meet people of all ages and abilities.

“The spirit of making a physical effort and helping the community at the same time, is very tangible and vibrant and I always look forward to the next event.”

The third and final charity being backed by the SACCR is Home-Start, which supports families with young children.

Home-Start’s strategic manager, Suzy Moody, said: “We are delighted that Home-Start has been chosen as one of the SACCR charities and are looking forward to entering a team into the event.”

On the day, cyclists will start at Oaklands College on Hatfield Road, with a staggered start time for the different routes.

Entrants can either raise funds themselves, or help raise money for the three charities.

More details on the charities and how to enter can be found at