Valley folk urged to saddle up for Rosemere's round the world ride
Organised by Rosemere Cancer Foundation and the Ribble Valley Ride, the month-long event is open to all ages and abilities. You just sign up, raise sponsorship if you can, and submit the mileage you’ve cycled throughout the month.
One of the organisers, charity stalwart and keen cyclist, Bill Honeywell, said: "As you know, the Ribble Valley Ride is just one of many fundraising events to have been cancelled in 2020. "We wanted to find a way of raising money whilst keeping completely within Government guidelines – and this is it.
"For the whole month of September we’re asking you, whatever your age or ability, to get on your bikes and cycle – to help the Rosemere get to a collective distance of at least 25,000 miles – the circumference of the Earth. And at the same time to fundraise as much as you can."
There will be awards for (1) the most miles ridden by an individual; (2) the highest average distance ridden per cyclist in a team, group or club; (3) the most money raised for the Rosemere by an individual and (4) the most raised by a team, group or club.
If you are interested, head to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation page by clicking onto https://rosemere.org.uk/round-the-world-ride – read the details and then follow instructions to sign up where you’ll be asked for a few details and a registration fee of £10 (which goes to the Rosemere).
Cyclists can register at any time up to September 30th and log their miles retrospectively