Fundraisers’ call to Cycle Together again at Sandringham

Cycle Together charity bike ride at Sandringham ANL-150615-062519009
Cycle Together charity bike ride at Sandringham ANL-150615-062519009
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Organisers of a popular West Norfolk charity cycling challenge have vowed it will be bigger and better than ever when it returns this summer.

Entries have now opened for the fourth annual Cycle Together Sandringham, which will start and finish in the grounds of the Park House Hotel on June 12.

Over the past three years, the event has raised more than £50,000 towards the respite breaks the hotel, which is run by the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability, provides for people with disabilities and their carers.

And, this year, officials are hoping to raise enough money to purchase a specialist vehicle that can carry two disabled guests and their carers.

Park House fundraiser Phil Davies said: “With summer on its way, many of us look for the best opportunities to make the most of the great outdoors.

“Preparations are well underway, so why not make a date with us and join in the fun.

“You will be contributing to a really great cause, as all the entry fees as well as any sponsorship donations will go direct to Park House.”

As in previous years, riders will be able to choose from routes of 10, 20, 50 and 100 miles.

Feeding stations will be set up at Great Bircham and Shernborne on the shorter routes, with similar facilities at Holkham and Gresham’s School in Holt on the two longer courses.

New attractions this year will include a fete to be held in the hotel’s grounds throughout the day, with food and drink tents, music and children’s entertainment.

And, with the ride also coinciding with the main weekend of celebrations to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday, all finishers will receive commemorative medals. The Queen is patron of Leonard Cheshire Disability.

Advance adult entry fees are £10 for the 10 mile route, £15 for 20 miles, £20 for 50 miles and £25 for 100 miles. An extra £5 will be charged for entries made on the day. The fee for under 16s is £5 for all distances.

To sign up, www.leonardcheshire.org/cycletogether or text CYCLE to 80878.

For more information about the event, email pasdavies@btinternet.com.