Bike Ride passes the £1m mark

24 April 2018

A POPULAR bike ride organised by the hospice is estimated to have raised over £1m.

In the year that marks 21 years since the hospice organised its first Manchester to Blackpool bike ride fundraisers at the hospice estimate the 63-mile ride has raised over £1m.

Maxine Armstrong, Fundraising and Lottery Manager, said: "It's incredible to think that over the years our riders have helped us to raise £1million for the hospice.
"It just goes to show how important this event is to the hospice and I hope many of our supporters will join us again this year. It's always a fantastic atmosphere and many of our riders join us again and again."

The hospice currently has to raise over £3m every year in order to continue providing all of its services. Last year the hospice supported 1,130 local people who had been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.

Those signing up for the ride from the city to the seaside will be taken to Manchester by coach on Sunday, July 8th along with their bikes and will set off shortly after 7am.

Cyclists travel through Trafford and Leigh before stopping at Aspull where the hospice provides free drinks and snacks including pies, pasties, chocolate and sandwiches to make sure riders have the fuel they need to carry on up to Haigh and Standish before a second rest stop at Preston.

Once again cyclists can help themselves to free refreshments for the final leg of the journey up to Lytham and finally into Blackpool where a warm welcome and a medal will be waiting.

Riders are also given a T-Shirt to wear on the day and transportation for them and their bike back to Wigan from Blackpool. Maintenance vehicles go up and down the route, so in the event of any breakdowns or problems, help is always at hand.

Sign up online here or contact the fundraising team on 01942 525566 or email: fundraising@wlh.org.uk

 

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