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Get on Your Bike with Pedal Power
THE Pedal Power campaign is all about making cycling accessible for all.
One of the ways we aim to do this is by showcasing different events people can sign up to depending on ability and affordability.
This week we will focus on an event designed to suit both enthusiastic amateurs as well as families and fun teams, which also aims to raise money for mid Cheshire charities.
We first teased this event back in November but now more details are ready to be revealed.
A CHANCE to race around Oulton Park awaits residents in mid Cheshire this summer.
The Get On Your Bike day, on June 16, has been organised by Vale Royal Lions in conjunction with the Northwich Guardian and four good causes to give cyclists of all abilities chance to tear around the famed circuit on two wheels.
Cycling enthusiasts will be the first off the grid, with a session for speedy riders from 8am until 10am.
Then from 10.30am until 5pm the track will be open to teams, families and individuals who just want to enjoy a relaxed and unhurried ride, or a bit of fun, around the course.
Cyclists of all abilities will be encouraged to raise sponsorship which will be split between St Luke’s Hospice, the Neuromuscular Centre (NMC), the League of Friends for Tarporley War Memorial Hospital and North West Air Ambulance Service.
Tony Rickels, from Vale Royal Lions, said: “I think it’s all coming together now and we’re getting very positive support.
“Our aim is to raise as much money as we can for the benefitting charities, as well as making it a fun day for all the family.
“The chairties are really worthwhile local charities and that’s what the Lions specialise in with ‘we serve’ as our motto.
“We’re looking to attract keen cyclists but also the families that have been inspired by the Pedal Power initiative who can have a go in a safe, traffic free environment.”
Elizabeth Cheshire, from the League of Friends for Tarporley War Memorial Hospital, was the inspiration behind Get On Your Bike event after organising two cycling events at the circuit in aid of the hospital.
She said: “Following on from two successful family cycle rides at Oulton Park many supporters are looking forward to coming again and bringing more of their friends for another day of fun.”
Emily Swinerd, communuity fundraiser for NMC, said: “Get on Your Bike is a great opportunity for people to build on their cycling experience in a safe, fun environment.
“We at the Neuromuscular Centre are especially excited because some our service users are planning to take on the circuit on four wheels.”
Registration will open on March 1 and the entry fee will be £6 in advance plus minimum sponsorship of £25 for each cyclist.