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Pedalling for the pounds

Posted on April 17 2010 at 10:32:01

The annual Alvechurch to Worcester bike ride will take place on June 26 in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Last year’s event has so far raised more than £2,650. And with some money still due to come in from participants, the organisers of the event have had to slightly change the way the event is run.

Participants are invited to raise as much sponsorship and donations as in previous years, but in order to enter on the day an advance payment of your sponsorship of £20 will be required per person. For supervised children it is £5 each and families can register to enter with a payment of £30.

The organisers hope this new system will help them get the much-needed funds to the Acorns sooner; and by participants demonstrating a pre-commitment to the event, they are aiming to ensure only those who are serious about raising money for the children’s hospice will take part in the day.

This will be the 13th year for the bike ride, which starts at the Crown Inn, Withybed Green, Alvechurch, and winds it way down the canal towpath for 23 miles finishing at The Anchor Inn, Diglis Basin, Worcester.

The route take the cyclists through some of Worcestershire’s finest countryside and there are plenty of public houses to take a rest at on the way. Riders can pay a small fee to have their bicycle brought back to Hopwood Garden Centre and public transport is available.

Sponsor forms are available from Peter Joannides at Hopwood Garden Centre, Ash Lane, Hopwood (0121 445 4022) or Tricia Fisher at the Crown Inn.

Peter told The Village: “To all those serious about supporting this event – we look forward to another great day out with you.”

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