Get on you bike and help beat blood cancer

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FUNDRAISERS are being urged to saddle up for this year’s Rugby Bikeathon.

It takes place on Sunday, June 17, in aid of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

Organiser Janet Haynes MBE is encouraging friends, family and colleagues to get together for a great day out.

She said: “More than 1,000 people took part last year and helped raise £40,000.

“Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is the only UK charity solely dedicated to investing money into life-saving blood cancer research.

“We will not stop until we’ve beaten blood cancers and with your help we will get there.”

Cyclists can take part in either a ten-mile tootle, 26-mile marathon or 50-mile challenge.

“There is a route to suit all ages and abilities along country roads between Coventry and Rugby,” Janet added.

“We hope it’s going to be the best yet.”

The two start points are Newbold and Brandon. Entry is £10 but you can save £2 per person by entering at one of the following bike shops: Thorntons, Cambridge Street; Paddox Cycles, Hillmorton; Herberts, Railway Terrace; Halfords, Elliotts Field, Rugby.

People can also enter online at beatingbloodcancers.org.uk/cycling.

All entrants receive their own entry pack including T-shirt, route guide, check point and sponsor tips.

Cyclists get a medal and a pig roast after the event.

For more information telephone Janet Haynes on 01926 632258 or Sarah on (01788) 820012.