Big Charity Bike Ride challenge for St Catherine’s Hospice

Posted on - 9th May, 2015 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, What's On in Preston
Rob Charles, Paul Winstanley and Olly Houldsworth

Rob Charles, Paul Winstanley and Olly Houldsworth

Cyclists are being asked to saddle up to raise cash for a Preston hospice.


St Catherine’s Hospice run the annual Big Charity Bike Ride with Prestonians asked to peddle up to 75 miles through the Lancashire countryside.

Riders are to be joined by The Bee Radio presenters who are to ride a three-seater bike on Saturday 17 May.

Rob Charles, Olly Houldsworth and Paul Winstanley will be getting saddle sore during their 30-mile ride.

Rob, who has recently featured as the voice of the radio DJ on Peter Kay’s car share, said: “As St Catherine’s celebrates its special birthday we wanted to do something to show our support and contribute towards this fantastic charity.

“We are somewhat cycling novices so weren’t sure we’re up to the 50-mile ride! It means we’ve adapted the route to make it 30 miles for 30 years. We’ll be setting off with other riders and meeting up with them again at the Scorton Village Hall rest point which will be great. We hope along the way people will stop and say hello and give a donation to the hospice – we’ll have a trusty bucket tied to the back. We’re sure the sight of three men on one bike will be a bit of a talking point – so make sure you look out for us on May 17th.”

Three routes are available for the Big Charity Bike Ride, a 20-mile circuit of the Guild Wheel, a 50-mile ride or the 75-mile challenge. All routes start and finish at Preston Grasshoppers in Lightfoot Lane, Fulwood.

Anyone wanting to sign up can visit the St Catherine’s website or call 01772 629 171.

Have you taken part before? Will you be taking on the challenge? Let us know in the comments below

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