YOUTH charity The Prince’s Trust has announced that Palace To Palace – a 45-mile charity cycling event – will be returning to the West Midlands in 2013.
The Trust is calling on an army of cyclists to sign up to the charity bike ride taking place on Sunday, May 19, and is being supported by the Solihull News.
Palace To Palace, supported by Allianz, will see up to 1,000 cyclists collectively riding 45,000 miles through the Warwickshire countryside to raise vital funds for The Prince’s Trust.
Following on from last year’s successful event which raised more than £50,000, the charity hopes thousands more can be raised in 2013.
John O’Reilly, Prince’s Trust regional director for Central England, said: “Palace To Palace is a brilliant day out for cyclists of all abilities.
“Whether you are an experienced cyclist or just looking for a way to start your new year’s health kick, Palace To Palace is the perfect way to keep fit while making a difference to vulnerable young lives across the West Midlands.”
Cyclists are asked to pay a £35 registration fee and raise a minimum of £45 sponsorship money – that’s just £1 a mile. People can take part individually, or in a team.
Last year, The Trust supported over 5,300 people across the region, helping to give them the skills and confidence to find a job. The Trust needs to raise £1 million a week to ensure its work can continue across the UK. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, training or education.
For more information visit www.princes-trust.org.uk/palace.