Hundreds to ride for the Hospice

04 July 2014

HUNDREDS of Wigan and Leigh Hospice supporters will be cycling 63 miles to raise funds for the charity.

Royston BrettMore than 360 people from Wigan and Leigh have signed up to ride their bikes from Manchester to Blackpool on Sunday, July 13th.

The ride starts at Old Trafford and finishes on the South Promenade at Blackpool where riders will be rewarded with a medal and well-earned rest.

This year one rider has decided to go even further than Blackpool and after he arrives in the seaside town Royston Brett from Atherton will be back on his bike heading to Southport to begin the Trans Pennine Trail.

The 42-year-old will be pedalling the trail from Southport to Hornsea in Yorkshire and back again - clocking up a grand total of 530 miles overall.

Royston (pictured above) is cycling in memory of his partner Amy's mum Janice Henderson who died aged 63 in May.

He said: "It's important to do this because my partner's mum died a few months ago in the Hospice so it's in her memory I want to raise funds. The way I'm going to cope with the ride is to have her in the back of my mind.

"It's also to help other people who need the Hospice and those who are going through the same thing. I want to take the heartache we've gone through and channel that into focusing on helping other people."

Maxine Armstrong, Fundraising and Lottery Manager, said: "The bike ride is always a fantastic occasion and we're thrilled that so many people are going to be riding for the Hospice.
"Riders will be well supported by our back-up vehicles and we'll make sure our riders are well-fed and watered along the way.
"We are grateful to all our riders for their support and a special mention must go to Royston who really is going the extra mile."

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