And the winners are… Team Whiston!

Our third annual Charity Cycle Challenge took place on Friday 23rd November with teams at both hospitals battling it out to see who could cycle the furthest over the space of 3 hours and be named race champions. 

The competition was a 3 hour static cycle challenge, with cyclists of all abilities pledging to cycle 20-30 minutes on static bikes at either Whiston Hospital or St Helens Hospital. The race started at 11am, 12 cyclists took part and competition was fierce. Staff, patients and visitors cheered the teams on throughout the day as they peddled to raise pennies and pounds.

Team Whiston, comprising of Nick Bennett, Head of Clinical Education, Mark Rowson, Simulation Training Lead, Chris McNamara, Head of Purchasing and Supplies, and Barry McLaughlin, Medirest, took the trophy after cycling an impressive 96.54 km beating last year’s champions St Helens who cycled 74.68 km!

The event raised over £400 in funds towards Whiston and St Helens Hospitals’ Charity.

You can view the Teams’ progress from the day on social media at and Twitter @WSHospsCharity

The event was kindly supported by the Velocity Health and Fitness Club at the Village Hotel in Whiston.

Next year’s event/re-match is already being planned!

Chief Executive, Ann Marr, Deputy Chief Executive, Anne-Marie Stretch, Finance Director, Nik Khashu and Nicola Bunce, Director of Corporate Services cheering on Mark Rowson, Simulation Training Lead at Whiston Hospital.