EACH cyclists

Cycle the East Anglian countryside for a good cause

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) has revamped its popular Ride for Life event to offer a bigger challenge for cyclists across the region.

The most adventurous participants will cycle 200 miles over three days and across three counties, taking in EACH’s hospices at Quidenham in Norfolk, The Treehouse in Ipswich and Milton in Cambridgeshire.

The event starts on Friday, 29th September and finishes on Sunday, 1st October at the home of the headline sponsor, Johnston Logistics UK, in Snetterton, Norfolk.

Cyclists can choose to enter for one day, which costs £50, with a minimum sponsorship of £150 per person, and involves riding around 65 miles.

Alternatively, those feeling up to the challenge can enter for the full three days, cycling over 200 miles, with dinner, bed and breakfast included in the registration fee of £200. Entrants for the three days will be asked to raise £300 sponsorship minimum.

The route has been designed to weave through scenic countryside, visiting some of the region’s lovely villages and towns for refreshment breaks. Cyclists will also be spurred on by a cheering squad at each of the charity’s three hospices.

Lesa Barker, Head of Regional Fundraising, said: “We’re very excited to be launching our new revamped Ride for Life event. Cycling is an incredibly popular sport now and we hope that this will appeal to regular cyclists as well as those people who fancy a new challenge for 2017.

“There’s no competitive aspect and people can enter as a team or as a solo cyclist. The great thing about cycling together for three days is that the group will work as a team, supporting one another and enjoying mealtimes together, so by the end of it I’m sure we’ll all be firm friends!

“Spaces are limited so anyone who is interested should get in touch to find out more and secure their place – all you need is a sense of adventure and a desire to help support our children’s palliative care services for local families.”

EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across East Anglia and supports their families. For both families accessing care and those who have been bereaved, EACH is a lifeline at an unimaginably difficult time. It costs the charity almost £6 million a year to deliver its services and all funds raised through Ride for Life will help.

To book your place in this exciting new event, visit www.each.org.uk/rideforlife or contact the Fundraising Teams on 01953 666767.

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