Great Britain’s Olympic and World Champion rower and cyclist Rebecca Romero is pledging her support to a national charity cycle ride which will help raise awareness and money for The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, a national charity that support carers, before Carers Week, June 9 – 15.
“I wanted to take time out of my training for the Beijing Olympic Games to emphasise how important carers’ issues are and wanted to wish the team of cyclists well on their epic journey for such a worthwhile cause,” Romero said. “Their efforts will help The Princess Royal Trust for Carers continue to provide carers with support they need to look after their loved-ones.”
The team of five novice cyclists from Butlins will be embarking on a gruelling 470-mile bike ride between the three resorts starting at Skegness on June 1 to Minehead and finishing at Bognor Regis on June 6, stopping off at Carers’ Centres on route to meet carers.
The cyclists were moved by the plight of the UK’s 6 million carers – someone who, without payment, looks after a loved-one who is sick or disabled – and wanted to do something to help. Carers often face a life of poverty, ill-health, isolation and depression because of their caring role. Many carers don’t even recognise themselves as carers and aren’t aware of the support and services available to them.
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