Peter McQuade is awarded an MBE

“Peter McQuade has devoted countless hours fundraising over £1.5 million (and cycling as many miles!) for 500 charities and has been made an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list 2016.”

Peter commented:


Pete at Pegasus

‘While I am personally proud to receive an MBE, I am very conscious of the fact that a lot of people made a contribution to the Paris to Hayling during the past 30 events and would also see this award a recognition of their contribution’


Chairman Jon Tawse added:

‘With his usual humility, Pete McQuade has dedicated his truly deserved MBE to others. A noble act of course, but as we all know the truth is, that without Pete’s commitment, tenacity and good humour the Bike Ride would not exist. The Ride for 2016 has been 31 years in the making and Pete has done them all. This is an incredible feat. Pete’s vision and continued enthusiasm has underpinned everything.’


He fully deserves this honour and the Ride Committee would like to congratulate him for being such a hardworking inspirational leader. We would also like to thank all riders and supporters for their contribution over the last 30 years and in particular Pete’s family for “lending” him so selflessly



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