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Hundreds of cyclists will tackle a bike ride challenge for St Catherine’s Hospice

Posted on - 10th May, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Charities, Events, News, Things To Do

Riders taking part in last year’s Wiggle cycle challenge with St Catherine’s Hospice

This year, hundreds of cyclists will be taking part in the Wiggle North Series bike ride challenge to raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice.

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On Sunday 14 May, cyclists will team up to tackle the mammoth challenge of completing the 30, 65 or 100 mile ride, which will start and finish at Withy Grove Park in Bamber Bridge.

The money is being raised to help the hospice generate the £5.2m needed this year alone to continue providing the charity’s specialist care and support for people with life-shortening illnesses.

The bike ride will take cyclists on a scenic route around Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester, and is guaranteed to offer some amazing views.

There are still places available to sign up for the bike ride, and it is suitable for children, adults and families.

Norman Cutler, Hospice fundraiser, said: “This is the second year we’ve worked with Wiggle to host a cycling challenge in support of St Catherine’s Hospice and we’re grateful to everyone who has already signed up.

“But we still have some places available and would love to hear from people interested in using some pedal power to raise some much-needed funds for the charity.

“The 100-mile course is slightly different compared to last year, so those who took part in 2016 can rise to the challenge of conquering this new route.

“We’ve introduced the 65 and 30-mile circuits so that even more people can gear up for the task.

“As we strive to help more local people have quality of life, to the end of life, we need our community’s support more than ever.”

Read more: Fulwood school to put on a colour dash run

The hospice would appreciate any volunteers who are interested in using some pedal power to raise some much-needed funds for the charity.

Online registration for the charity event will close on Thursday 11 May.

You can sign up by visiting the online page or by calling 01772 629171.

Have you taken part in the Wiggle North Series bike ride challenge before? Will you be joining in this year? Let us know in the comments below

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