Cyclists called to saddle up for CFC sportive in Stratford - The Stratford Observer

Cyclists called to saddle up for CFC sportive in Stratford

Stratford Editorial 30th Aug, 2022 Updated: 31st Aug, 2022   0

CYCLISTS are being called to saddle up for a sportive in aid of children fighting cancer.

Cyclists Fighting Cancer (CFC) is holding its annual #CancerSucks charity sportive on Sunday September 25 and would like as many people as possible to sign up, no matter their age or fitness level.

There are a number of different bike rides, of varying distance, from 30 miles and 65 miles, to 100 miles -, all starting and finishing at Stratford Racecourse.

There will be comprehensive signage, chip timing, feed stations and mechanical support along the route through the Cotswolds.

And back at base there will be food and a licensed bar for cyclists looking to relax after a day out on the bike.

All cash raised will be donated to CFC which works with children and young people living with cancer across the UK, helping them regain their physical fitness, improve their mental wellness and reduce social isolation by giving them new lightweight bikes, specially adapted trikes and tandems.

Entries for the sportive close on Thursday September 22 at 7pm.

CFC founder Mike Grisenthwaite said: “Cyclists Fighting Cancer operates totally on the kind support of our amazing fundraisers, supporting us in our mission to raise awareness of the benefits of activity and exercise for children and award specially adapted bikes to children and families.

“Each bike is individually chosen with the child’s needs in mind with bespoke adaptions made to suit the child’s ability throughout their cancer journey. We can’t wait to see everyone at the sportive this September.”

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