Facility improvement aim for Cycle Together Sandringham

Cycle Together event starting from Park House, Sandringham 'Cyclists setting off on Sunday morning
Cycle Together event starting from Park House, Sandringham 'Cyclists setting off on Sunday morning
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Entries have opened for the popular Cycle Together Sandringham charity ride, which will be held for the fifth successive year this summer.

The event has raised more than £60,000 over the past four years for the Park House Hotel, which provides respite breaks for disabled people and their carers.

And organisers are hoping that this year’s event will raise enough money to build a new outdoor activity area, suitable for wheelchair users, at the hotel.

This year’s ride is scheduled for Sunday, June 18, and two new distances are being offered in a bid to encourage even more cyclists to take part.

Routes of 10- and 50-miles are being retained, but the previous 20-mile route is being extended to 25 miles.

A new 75-mile course is also being offered via a loop which will begin at a feed station set up at Holkham Hall. Riders will still be able to complete 100 miles by cycling that loop twice.

Park House manager Tess Gilder said: “While 100 per cent of the entry fees go direct to the charity, we also urge participants to raise as much as they can through sponsorship so we can do even more for our disabled guests when they visit.”

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

“What could be better than to make a date with us and join in on June 18? You’d be part of something fun and exciting, joining hundreds of cyclists on a day to remember, and for a very worthy local cause.”

For more information about the event, and how to take part, email pasdavies@btinternet.com, go online at www. leonardcheshire.org/cycletogether or text the word CYCLE to 80878.