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Clumber’s Big Push
In March last year the iconic ornamental bridge at Clumber was devastated after a terrible incident of vandalism.
The repairs to the bridge will be met and covered by our Insurance and we will
rebuild the bridge you love so much.
However out of adversity comes opportunity and when the scaffolding is in place for the bridge repair work, we will be able to carry out restoration to other areas of the bridge – this is essential work that is needed, but which is not covered by our insurance.
You can help us to support that work
Four Clumber Park employees are taking part in a grueling 24 hour cycling challenge to raise
funds and are hoping to raise £20,000, which will go towards the additional restoration
costs of the bridge. Any funds raised over this target will go towards conservation work in the wider parkland.
The four are 'not-so-seasoned' cyclists by their own admission, but have been inspired to take this opportunity to fund additional work to the bridge.
Each team member will be doing their share of the cycling in a 'relay' type approach, with each expected to cycle around 140 miles in 24 hours around Clumber Lake.
Torri Crapper, Supporter Engagement Manager, will be joined by Kate Stark, Sara Gacem
and Claire Sarris, and admits that although none of the team has any real cycling experience, they are all relishing the challenge and the chance to raise money for such an important cause.
She said, "We don't currently own our own bikes and have never been on a bike ride together, so it's safe to say this will be an experience for us all!"
"The morning I saw the bridge had been vandalised in such a way, it was completely heartbreaking".
"Over the years it has been standing, people have made their own memories here be it
cycling over the bridge with family, or walking over, spending special precious moments here".
"In all of the sadness, the support for the park was just lovely. Whilst our insurance
will cover the fundamental repairs, this was a brilliant opportunity to help raise funds for additional work to the bridge and the wider parkland".
You can keep track on their progress in their training diary below.