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TV presenter to drop in during cycle challenge

Ian Hughes 28th Feb, 2018 Updated: 28th Feb, 2018

ZOE Ball will be stopping off in Stratford during a Sport Relief cycling challenge.

Over five gruelling days the tv presenter will attempt to cycle 350 miles from Blackpool, the place of her birth, all the way to her beloved hometown of Brighton.

And on day three (Wednesday March 7) of the aptly named Hardest Road Home challenge she will arrive in Stratford, where she will overnight before getting back in the saddle for the final two days.

Sporty people in the district are being urged to get active for Sports Relief.

Stratford Council will be partnering with Everyone Active at Stratford Leisure Centre to deliver a variety of challenges to raise money for Sport Relief during the week-long fundraiser from March 17 to 23.

Sport Relief is encouraging people to take part in the‘Nation’s Billion Steps Challenge – involving the nation completing at least one billion steps each day during the week.

And residents in the district are being challenged to achieve the equivalent of 3,541miles – the distance from Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire to Stratford, Ontario in Canada.

Stratford Leisure Centre users will also be attempting to row the length of the ten longest rivers in the UK on indoor rowing machines,

and secondary schools will be going head to head in a virtual rowing competition.

Everyone Active staff will also be taking on staff from the district council in a tri-sports competition, including 5-a-side indoor hockey, football and basketball.

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