Only Fools and Horses actress and star of the current Calendar Girls stage tour, Sue Holderness, will be opening the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Woking Bikeathon on, Sunday 15 May.
Sue, who plays Miss February in the sell-out show, will be joined by hundreds of cyclists as they ride to beat blood cancers.
Entrants can choose between a leisurely 13.5-mile route or cycle up a sweat over the more challenging 28-mile course. The Bikeathon is open to all and will be marshalled and signposted, with refreshment stops along the way.
This year’s Bikeathon is dedicated to the memory of Pyrford resident Norman Smith who sadly died earlier this year, aged 81. Norman first rode in the 1991 Woking Bikeathon and over 20 years collected £22,469 in sponsorship.
Not content with completing the official distance, on two occasions Norman rode 52 miles and on two other occasions he rode 42 miles.
Woking Bikeathon organiser John Stafford-Smith says, "We are delighted that Sue is opening this year’s bikeathon. Every penny raised really does make a difference in helping to find better treatments and cures for all blood cancers including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Sign up and make this year our best yet!"
Sign up, cycle, save lives
For local information on the Woking Bikeathon please contact John Stafford-Smith on 01932 340013. To register, please contact Matt Short on 020 7269 9009 or email email@example.com.