Creepy characters make charity bike ride most successful yet
A GRAVE digger, blood-covered vampires and a family of skeletons were just some of the creepy characters who arrived in Caverswall Square for a popular charity event on Sunday.
The spookiest residents hopped on their bicycles for the ‘Return of the Spooky Ride’ – featuring a 10-mile return trip from the Red House pub in the village to Dilhorne.
More than 140 riders took part in the fifth event of its kind, raising over £1,000 for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice and Blind Veterans UK.
The ride was originally the brainchild of 10 friends who regularly met at the pub on a Sunday – and has grown in size every year since.
The rides attract people of all ages with the youngest to date being six and the oldest participant 87.
Organiser Mark (Percy) Collis said: “We look forward to the ride every Halloween because it brings the whole community together.
“A week or so before the event, we go out to decorate the tree in Caverswall Square as a group.
“Villagers have got into the habit of putting pumpkins in the Square and now, when we meet up, there’s a huge row of them.
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