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Rider times: Cyclists saddle up for St Richard’s

3rd July 2017

Hundreds of riders saddled up and used pedal power to raise more than £15,000 for St Richard’s Hospice at a popular cycling event.

Early on Sunday 2nd July, 275 cyclists assembled at the Worcester-based hospice for the St Richard’s Bikeathon.

Participants set off on either a 16-mile, 45-mile or 64-mile route through the picturesque, sun-drenched south Worcestershire countryside, before finishing back at St Richard’s.

Cyclists can find out their times by clicking here.

Alison Parkes, Fundraiser at St Richard’s, said: “The Bikeathon is a great challenge for anyone who enjoys cycling and we were so pleased to see everyone taking part in the sunshine.

“We are very grateful to everyone who leant their support and volunteered on the day – it was a brilliant event.

“Everyone who took part in the challenge did amazingly well – thank you for riding and raising money for St Richard’s.”

Riders were presented with a medal upon finishing the challenge and every cyclist was entered into a free draw to win a Gtech electric assisted bike.

The cycle routes were signed and co-ordinated by Pulse Pursuits while Midlands Bike Marshals kindly supervised along the way.

The event was sponsored by Midland Communications.

To view a slideshow of photographs from the day click here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.