CYCLISTS in Stratford are being urged to get on their bikes for charity.
The annual Cotswold Tour D’Ilmington, organised by Shipston Rotary Club, is taking place on July 4. The ride includes routes around the Cotswolds, suitable for families, amateur cyclists and those more experienced, with options to complete a 10 mile family ride, 30 mile hilly ride or a 100km ‘classic’ ride.
The rides start and end at Newbold-on-Stour village hall at 8.30am, where refreshments will be available. There will also be food stations on the routes for hungry and thirsty cyclists.
Charities supported include hospice at home charity, Shipston Home Nursing, which provides free care to adults with incurable illnesses who wish to spend their last weeks in the comfort of their own homes.
Charity spokeswoman Rebecca Mawle said: “This cycle ride promises to be a great event as the scenery around the North Cotswolds is stunning. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, whether you just want a gentle ride in the countryside or a more demanding, longer ride. We are so grateful that Shipston Rotary has chosen Shipston Home Nursing as one of the charities to support, we really do need all the help we can get in the current climate.”
Visit www.shipstonrotary.co.uk/tour to sign up. Entry fees start from £6 for under-18s to £15 for adults.