Cyclists in the Bristol area are being urged to sign up and set their wheels in motion to raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research at the Martin Dean Bristol Bikeathon on 21st September 2014.
Over 100 riders are expected to take part in the event at the Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke and turn their pedal power into cash to help fund vital research in Leukaemia, Lymphoma and other blood cancers.
This event offers two rides; one is a family-friendly 15-mile ride suitable for riders of all ages, using local pathways and quiet roads and the other is a 50-mile cycle through the beautiful South Gloucestershire countryside.
For 2014 the Bikeathon has been renamed the Martin Dean Bikeathon after a local resident (pictured) who sadly passed away from Leukaemia in September 2012. He was an avid cyclist and also one of the founder members of the local Stokes Cycling Club, who Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research are teaming up with to stage the event.
Bikeathon organiser Jo Bray said:
“The Bikeathon is a perfect opportunity to out, get fit and join in the fight against blood cancers, which affect thousands of people in the UK each year. We haven’t held the event at the Willow Brook Centre before and it’s the perfect opportunity to use our local town square. With stalls, games, face painting, bouncy castle and Bradley Stoke Radio being put in place after the cyclists have gone, we hope it’s going to be a fun day out for everyone.”