09 January 2017

Get Cycling Fit for Rennie Grove

Rennie Grove Hospice Care is beginning to gear up for its 2017 Chilterns Cyclecyclists with orange helmet Challenge this spring, and is looking for people with the endurance to take on the ultimate cycle challenge.

With everyone in a bid to stick to their New Year’s resolutions, the charity is hoping people will get on their bikes and put their limits to the test in its first big event of 2017. Taking place on Sunday 19 March, this is the seventh Cycle Challenge and is the ideal time of year to achieve the fitness goals you’ve set yourself.

The sponsored event, which starts and finishes in the centre of Aylesbury, is perfect for people looking to ride through the beautiful Chilterns countryside as well as the more enthusiastic cyclists. With a thrilling 35 mile or mammoth 75 mile route to choose from, it’s the perfect accomplishment to work towards as spring comes in to bloom.

Adult entry for those raising money for the charity costs £21.50 for 35 miles and £31.50 for the 75 mile option, or £46.50 if you choose not to fundraise. The entry fee includes a medal on completion, water along the route, feed stations, a fully signed and marshalled route, mechanical support on the day and fundraising support from the events team.

Last year the Chilterns Cycle Challenge attracted more than 500 participants and raised around £30,000 to fund the charity’s nursing and support services for local patients with cancer and other life-limiting illness. £36,000 funds one of the charity’s specialist hospice at home nurses for a year.

Jo Turner, Head of Fundraising in Bucks at Rennie Grove Hospice Care, said: “This is the perfect incentive to get fit in the New Year, and a fantastic way for any cyclists to get back on their bikes as the weather warms up! We are hoping 2017 will prove even more popular than previous years, so don’t delay; sign up now to guarantee your place.”

For further information and to sign up, please go to the events page.