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Picturesque way to help beat leukaemia

CYCLISTS in Solihull and Warwickshire are being urged to get on their bikes for the Solihull and Warwickshire Bikeathon on July 12 and raise funds for Leukaemia Research.

CYCLISTS in Solihull and Warwickshire are being urged to get on their bikes for the Solihull and Warwickshire Bikeathon on July 12 and raise funds for Leukaemia Research.

Starting anytime after 9.30am from Packwood House, entrants can choose from 10, 17 or 28-mile circular routes through quiet country lanes, winding through picturesque villages and past local country pubs. The routes all pass Baddesley Clinton NT House where there is a ‘two-mile optional add-on’ if cyclists would like to visit the house and gardens.

The Bikeathon will be signposted and marshalled, with refreshment stops, and all riders will receive a free T-shirt and medal. Sponsorship raised will help Leukaemia Research find better treatments and cures for people with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Alan Latter, Solihull Bikeathon organiser said: “Whether you’re looking for a fitness challenge or a great day out, our Bikeathon can be fun for all the family.”

For more information and to register visit www.KnowleandDorridgeLions.com/Bikeathon or call Alan on 01926 842417 or Leukaemia Research on 0207 269 9009. You can also register online at www.bikeathonbritain.co.uk.

Entry fees are £6 for adults or £3 for juniors (children under 16). Entrants under 16 must have parent/guardian’s authority to take part and if under 11, must be supervised by a participating adult cyclist. Families of two adults and up to three children can register for £12. People can also register on the day.

 

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