Pedal in Preston Park for Charity - Martlets Hospice

Published: 08 Sep 2017 By Martlets

Martlets ImageHop on your bike for a family friendly sponsored bike ride in aid of Martlets Hospice and the Motor Neurone Disease Association at Preston Park on the afternoon of Saturday 14th October from 12 noon until 4.30pm.

The ride will be taking place safely away from roads on Britain’s oldest velodrome in Preston Park.  It’s an ideal cycling challenge for the whole family to enjoy since the laps are just 600 metres long and are perfect for even the littlest of legs to try.

Antonia Shepherd from the Martlets’ Fundraising team said, “This is a lovely afternoon for all the family; Mum, Dad, kids, teenies, Aunties, Uncles and Grandparents.  There’s plenty of time so you can all cycle at your own pace.  Everyone’s welcome and it would be great to see some wheelchair users too. 

“We’ll even have bike mechanics on hand to sort out any punctures.  We are quite firm though that all cyclists must be wearing helmets, without one I’m afraid you won’t be able to take part.

“Registration for over 16s is £10 and for under 16s it’s just £5.  We’d love you to raise as much sponsorship as possible ahead of the ride, but if you want to just turn up on the day and make a donation then that would be great too!”

For further information and to register please contact 01273 747555 or email

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