22nd May 2019

Cyclists invited to ‘saddle up’ for hospice care

Cyclists are being invited to saddle-up and take on a hospice fundraising challenge this summer.

St Richard’s Hospice, in Worcester, is holding its Bikeathon event on Sunday, June 30 – challenging cyclists to either a 16, 45 or 64-mile route.

Kelly Johns, hospice fundraiser, said: “We can’t wait for the return of our Bikeathon event this June.

“It’s always a really fun event, with a challenge for a variety of ages and abilities.

“All the routes take in picturesque countryside, along mainly quiet lanes and bike routes.

“We’re encouraging everyone who takes part to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice, to help fund our free care to patients and loved ones.”

Each route starts and finishes at the hospice in Wildwood Drive and the two longer rides will be timed.

The 16-mile route passes through villages including Kempsey and Pirton; the 45-mile route takes in Eckington and Pershore and the 64-mile route travels as far as Snowshill and Broadway.

Last year, 250 participants took on the challenge and raised £20,000 for the hospice.

For the fourth-year running, the Bikeathon is sponsored by Tewkesbury-based Midland Communications.

To book your place for the Bikeathon, visit www.strichards.org.uk/bikeathon