Borough Insight

Thank you! Round the Borough Hike 2014

Round the Borough Hike group

Thank you to everyone who participated in Round the Borough Hike earlier this month. Around 49 enthusiastic walkers signed up for the popular event which joins up the Borough's beautiful open spaces, including Epsom & Walton Downs, Epsom Common LNR (Local Nature Reserve), Nonsuch Park, the Hogsmill LNR and Horton Country Park LNR.

Participants ranged from the oldest, 72 years old to the youngest, 10 years old including local residents, a team from Epsom All Sorts and a fundraising team for charity, Shooting Star Chase. Everyone who took part enjoyed the 20 mile route challenge making new friends and seeing areas of the Borough they had never visited before.

All participants received certificates on completing the Hike and those who had also taken part in the Bike event in May this year were awarded a specially designed key ring medal to recognise their achievement. The youngest participant William James who was part of the Boccia team in the P&G Surrey Youth Games earlier this year, completed both the Hike and Bike Challenge along with his Dad and brother. A big thank you to the nine wonderful volunteers including five councillors who helped out with road marshalling.

To relive Round the Borough Hike in pictures visit www.facebook.com/EpsomEwellBC

Both Round the Borough Hike and Bike are free events for the whole family offering participants the opportunity to explore and discover Epsom & Ewell. Dates for next year's events are Sunday 17 May 2015 - Round the Borough Bike and Saturday 5 September 2015 - Round the Borough Hike. Don't forget to put the dates in your diary!

You are welcome to do the challenge at any time of the year, the route is marked up and detailed maps are available online at www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/roundtheboroughhikeandbike

For more information contact the Council's Leisure Developments team by email: leisuredevelopmentsteam@epsom-ewell.gov.uk or phone 01372 732000.

Round the Borough Hike keyring medal

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