Cyclists in Nottinghamshire are being encouraged to bike to beat blood cancers at this year’s Clumber Park Bikeathon on 9 May 2010.
Now in its 14th year, the Clumber Park Bikeathon hopes to raise more money than ever before for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, the charity dedicated to finding cures and treatments for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Entrants can choose to cycle 11 miles or 19 miles around the picturesque roads and tracks within Clumber Park, while also taking in some of the most idyllic scenery in the UK as they pass through the world famous Sherwood Forest.
The Bikeathon starts from Clumber Park in Worksop, with cyclists setting off at 10 am. The route will be signposted and marshalled, with refreshment stops, and all riders will receive a free T-shirt and commemorative medal on completion of the Bikeathon!
Local organiser, Jodi Hardwick decided to get involved with Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research because she lost her granddad to myeloma when she was just 4 years old.
Jodi says, “People don’t realise that blood cancers can affect anyone of any age, young or old. Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research has made a lot of breakthroughs in the last 50 years but we need to keep funding research so that others don’t have to suffer the loss that I did.
“This year’s Bikeathon promises to be a brilliant day out with the family. As well as enjoying a cycle ride through stunning scenery, entrants will also have the chance to take part in other activities such as face painting and food stalls. Give us a call to find out more, we’d love to hear from you!”
All Bikeathon entrants are being encouraged to take part in a challenge this year to raise at least £50 in sponsorship to help celebrate Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research’s 50th anniversary. Local radio station, Trent FM, will also be on hand to provide coverage on the day!
To take part in the Clumber Bikeathon or to find out more, please contact Matt Short, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Bikeathon Coordinator on 020 7269 9009, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Bikeathons page.
Entry fees are £7.50 per adult or £5 for juniors (children under 16) – with a special rate of £5 per person for groups of 10 people or more. Entrants under 16 years old must have parent/guardian’s authority to take part and those under 11 years, must be supervised by a participating adult cyclist. People can also register on the day, for £15 per adult and £10 per junior, but may not receive a t-shirt or medal depending on stocks available.