Cycle ride for charity

MARIE Curie Cancer Care is appealing for people to get on their bike and take part in a popular local cycling event to raise much needed funds for the local Marie Curie Nursing Service

– The Rotary Club of Howden Annual Cycle Ride which is being held on Sunday September 18.

There are several routes varying from five to 20 miles on quiet lanes, through pleasant countryside, starting and finishing at Laxton Village Hall.

Cyclists who take part and raise funds for Marie Curie will each receive a Marie Curie T-shirt. Medallions are given to all riders under 14 and to anyone raising over £100 in sponsorship. The routes are well marshalled and suitable for families or individuals.

Marie Curie Cancer Care is hoping to raise much needed funds in the area to provide nursing care for local people who are terminally ill and need local people to sign up and help.

Cheryl Barrett, local fundraising manager said: “If you fancy joining other cyclists for a great Sunday afternoon, then this ride is for you.

“Completing an enjoyable event like this is an amazing achievement – and the really great thing about this ride is that the emphasis is on fun and having a go – it’s not a race,” she added. “You’ll also have the extra satisfaction of knowing that your peddling is helping us to raise much-needed funds for local cancer patients.”

For more information phone Cheryl on 01904 436625 or 07984 022066 or email Cheryl.barrett@mariecurie.org.uk.