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Trident Honda sponsors ‘butt breaking’ bike challenge

Trident Honda Richrd Roberts

Ottershaw-based Trident Honda is sponsoring the Downslink bike Challenge for a third year, featuring a “double butt breaker” 12-hour cycling stint.

A total of 63 riders will tackle the courses, with teams either either riding from Brighton to Garibaldi pub in Knaphill (48 miles), from the Garibaldi pub in Knaphill to Brighton and back in the same day (96 miles).

Trident Honda’s managing director Richard Roberts (pictured) said: “As a family-run dealership which has been part of the community since 1963, we are keen to support local events, particularly those that look to raise money for such worthwhile causes.

"The distances being covered by the teams are nothing short of astonishing. We wish all the riders the very best of luck on the day.”

Riders looking for challenge can attempt the ‘butt breaker’ course along the River Wey and then the Basingstoke Canal, adding a further 15 miles to the journey. A feat that only four riders have completed.

This year sees the introduction of the ‘double butt breaker’, consisting of 128 miles off road riding in one day, likely to take approximately 12 hours.

Last year’s event raised in excess of £17,000 and the team hopes to raise more than £20,000 in 2018 with all proceeds split between Woking & Same Beare Hospices and The White Lodge Centre. 

Challenge organizer Steve McKeown said: “ We’d like to thank Trident Honda for once again sponsoring us as without their support we couldn’t make this happen.

"We have an ambitious fundraising target in mind and we’re hopeful we can beat it.”

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