Cyclists wanted to take part in Ride For Precious Lives
PUBLISHED: 07:00 30 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:37 02 January 2019
A charity is looking for fundraisers to take part in an epic 205-mile ride to help children with life-limiting conditions.
Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is inviting cyclists of all abilities to sign up for the Ride For Precious Lives event from July 12-14.
The ride takes cyclists from St Austell to Wraxall, across three counties, and fundraisers call in at the charity’s three hospice in Cornwall, North Devon and North Somerset.
The charity is looking for people keen to take on a challenge in 2019 and raise £1,000 for the cause.
CHSW events fundraiser Jayne Jarrett said: “By registering to take part and pledging to raise £1,000 in sponsorship, you will be not only be part of a very special weekend, but you’ll be directly supporting the work we do to help families make the most of short and precious lives across the South West.
“This is one of our most popular challenge events and many who have taken part in the past return every year.
“It really is an exceptional event and incorporates breath-taking scenery and several hills.
“Cyclists must be committed to riding between 65 and 80 miles each day, but the event is designed to offer a challenge to cyclists of all abilities, and as long as you start training early enough, even new cyclists can take part.
“You will need a good level of fitness but our training plan offers some ideas to be event-ready.
“You can also download the route and incorporate some of the local sections in your training plan.
“Cyclists who have taken part in Ride for Precious Lives have been inspired by the children and families they met along the way at our three hospices, together with the care team and family members that take part too – and it is this that makes it a truly unique cycle event and a must-do on any cyclist’s calendar.”
Registration is now open for the cycle, but the event is limited to 125 riders.
Entry is £230, which includes food and hotel accommodation, printed ride jerseys and access to first aid and mechanical assistance from an experienced support crew over the three days.
You can find out more information, or sign up for the Ride For Precious Lives at www.chsw.org.uk/ride