The Forest of Dean Lions Club and SevernDean Lions Club plus helpers and friends recently put on the Wild Boar Chase cycle event.
Report from the Forest of Dean Review:
SOME 845 riders took the revamped Wild Boar Chase challenge and have raised around £16,000 for good causes.
Participants had the choice of four rides: the 43-mile full boar which descends to the River Wye, the Hog which takes in 38 miles of the Forest, the Wood Boar which is 25 miles or the small boar which covers 20 miles.
The event is run by Forest of Dean and Severndean Lions Clubs with the help of the Royal Dean Forest Cycling Club and attracted cyclists from all over the country.
The Chase started at the Speech House and the cyclists were sent on their way by Rojer Phelps, who sounded the post horn gallop, and Libby Jones, Miss Forest of Dean.
Orchard Food and Wine of Lydney continue their long-standing support of the local community. The LIONS collection box in the store recently added another contribution which the Lions will donate to local projects.
Lions organise major cycle events with help form friends and the Royal Dean Forest Cycle Club
Forest of Dean Lions Club and SevernDean Lions organised the Wild Boar Chase MTB ride around the Forest and Wye Valley. Almost 900 riders took part on a lovely Spring day. This year we also had a category for junior riders aged 8-12 accompanied by an adult – the Humbug Chase.
Many thanks to all who attended the St George’s Day Concert and to Pillowell Silver Band and Drybrook and District Ladies Choir. The Forest of Dean Lions Club made a donation of £1,000 to Great Oaks Hospice.