Big cycling challenge to raise money for Marie Curie

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CYCLISTS of all abilities are being summoned for this year’s Two Counties Challenge Ride on Sunday September 9.

The event, organised by Dunchurch cyclist Martin Hackley, will be raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care and is expected to attract hundreds of cyclists. This year’s challenge will start at the CIA Insurance building, Inwoods House, Ashlawn Road, Dunchurch.

Mr Hackley said: “We have a headquarters and new start location which means we have improved car parking and can accommodate even more participants. We have also added a new distance of 25k to attract people who are perhaps less experienced at cycling or perhaps feel the longer rides of 50k and 100k are too much of a challenge.”

Among those taking part will be clinical Marie Curie workers Dina Hunt and Jackie Brooks, who work at the Marie Curie hospice in Solihull.

Jackie said: “You don’t have to be as fast as Sir Chris Hoy and what’s more important is that people register, have great fun and raise money for such a wonderful cause. The Two Counties Challenge Ride is brilliant because it offers something for people of all abilities.”

To find out more, see challengingtimes.org.uk