Herald - Issue 458

30th May 2024 • The HERALD • Page 27 v INDEPENDENT, LOCAL AND PROUD v Call for a FREE Quotation 023 8084 0257 www.gasworks.co.uk Visit our showroom at 299 Shirley Road, Southampton SO15 3HU AUSTIN WINDOW CLEANING Professional Window Cleaning Service established 25 years From £18 per house Tel: 07733 205341 www.austinwindowcleaning.co.uk BCMS BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE SERVICES All small, local works undertaken in the Waterside area, subject to availability. Competitive quotations and rates, together with friendly service and advice. Call Mark: 07913 145994 Leave a message or email: bcms.29@icloud.com Send your local news to The Editor, The Herald, 2 High Street, Hythe SO45 6AH Join Cyclocruze for their 40th Annual Fundraising Bike Ride Cyclocruze are organising their 40th annual bike ride around the Isle of Wight, taking place on the 6th-7th July, raising money for HASAG Asbestos Disease Support. Cyclocruze was started in the 1980’s by a group of local ‘dwellers’ of the Lord Nelson pub in Hythe, originally to raise money for the Guide Dogs for the Blind. e group of cyclists caught the Hythe Ferry with their bikes one Saturday morning to catch the Red Funnel ferry over to Cowes and cycle around the Isle of Wight over two days, with the rst leg taking them from Cowes to St Helen’s, where they stayed in the village hall overnight. e group then rode the remaining part of the island, returning to Cowes and then cycling back to Hythe as there wasn’t a Ferry service on a Sunday back then! In their rst year they raised an amazing £3,500 and had so much fun that they decided to repeat the ride the following year, raising £8,000, and have kept up the annual bike rides ever since! Over the years Cyclocruze riders have raised in excess of £250,000 for charity with money going to charities including Jubilee Sailing Trust, Solent Mind, and Oakhaven hospice. e 2024 ride will raise funds for HASAG, a charity dedicated to supporting those a ected by mesothelioma, asbestosis or any other asbestos-related disease throughout the South of England. is charity was chosen in memory of one of Cyclocruze’s most dedicated riders, Steve Phillips, who passed away from mesothelioma last summer. Steve Celebrating the end of a Cyclocruze ride held the record for most rides completed and was on the original ride in 1985. If you would like to join in the fun and fundraise for HASAG, you can nd out more information and sign up on the Cyclocruze website: www.cyclocruze.com entry is £50 including a T-shirt, extra T-shirts can be ordered for £11. Cyclocruze would like to thank this year’s sponsors: Oyster Financial Planning, Hythe Electrical Services, New Forest Pet Services, Red Gorilla, Pearsons, M.C. Hall Ltd, A&S Scaffolding, Painters Arms, IM-Press Promotions, Meadens of Hythe and Jon’s Bike Repair. Family History Group A small group of enthusiastic people who love delving into your family history and nding out all about your roots meet in the back room at Soul Café, North Road, Dibden Purlieu (the Methodist church) usually on the first Tuesday of each month. (Not in August) ere is so much that can now be explored online, they o er a self-help approach but more experienced members are on hand to provide guidance. ey are always open to new members who are welcome to go along to see what they are about. eir next meeting is on Tuesday 4th June at 7.30pm.