NSPCC hoping for cyclists' support

By BikeRadar | Thursday, April 10, 2008 10.57am

The NSPCC is hoping cyclists will get involved in the Big Bike Ride to raise money for services such as its crucial helplines – ChildLine and the Child Protection Helpline.

Big Bike Riders can sign up right now to organise their own Big Bike Ride to take place on the weekend of June 27 - 29 or take part in one of three big cycling events – Newcastle/Gateshead on Saturday  June 28; Sussex on Sunday July 20; and Cardiff on Saturday July 26.

Jo Carter, head of national event fundraising for the NSPCC said: “We book the Big Bike Ride for a summer weekend, but there’s always one uncertainty – the great British weather. That’s why we appreciate the support of committed cyclists who are always willing to get out there, braving rain and mud on the roads, to raise money for the NSPCC.

“By setting themselves challenging personal goals, the cycling world can really help us to reach our goal of raising money to transform children’s futures.” she added.

The Big Bike Ride is a great chance for cyclists to boost their training programme in preparation for serious racing, to do a route between two landmarks or take on a long-distance cycling challenge.

Because every distance makes a difference to vulnerable young people across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands, the NSPCC leaves the route entirely up to you.

You can register for a free Big Bike Ride organiser pack by visiting www.bigbikeride.co.uk/break or call the Big Bike Ride hotline on 0845 130 3073.

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