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Cyclists called to join charity rides to help fight blood cancer

Posted on Wednesday 26th August 2015 at 9:56 pm by SH (Editor)

Martin Dean Bristol Bikeathon 2014.

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 Sunday 6th September 2015.

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, myeloma and hundreds of other blood cancers and make patients’ lives better.

Family-friendly option

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, taking in the pretty little village of Castle Combe, nestled in beautiful surroundings on the edge of the Cotswolds.

It is named the Martin Dean Bristol Bikeathon after a local resident who sadly passed away from leukaemia in September 2012. Martin 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.

Get out and get fit

Bikeathon organiser Jo Bray said:

“The Bikeathon is a perfect opportunity to get out, get fit and join in the fight against blood cancers, which affect thousands of people in the UK each year. For the second year running we have been invited back to the Willow Brook Centre as it’s the perfect place to run our event and Bradley Stoke Radio will be joining us again. We hope it’s going to be a fun day out for everyone.”

Last year over £6,000 was raised and it is hoped that more will be raised this year by sponsorship from friends and family of the cyclists. Local businesses are also being invited to get involved.

For more details and to enter online, please visit http://bit.ly/bikeathon2015

For further information about the Martin Dean Bristol Bikeathon, please contact event organiser Jo Bray at jobray@llrbristol.org.uk

This article originally appeared in the August 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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