Rugby MP signs up for Bikeathon to help Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

Malcolm Freeman and Alistair George from Rugby Round Table presenting Mark Pawsey with his 113 entrants number
Malcolm Freeman and Alistair George from Rugby Round Table presenting Mark Pawsey with his 113 entrants number

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey has signed up to this year’s Bikeathon in a bid to raise funds for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

He will join riders at the event on Sunday.

He said: “I’m delighted to be supporting this year’s Rugby Bikeathon on June 7, being organised by the Rugby Round Table, in support of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

“Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is dedicated to finding better treatments for blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma and for their life-saving work to continue, they need our help raising much needed funds.

“Most people in Rugby will be aware of the charity thanks to the hard work and determination of Janet Haynes MBE over the last twenty years and the many volunteers who work tirelessly for this cause.

“I am hoping Rugby residents will sign up for the Bikeathon, get fit, and do their bit to help beat blood cancer.”

Malcolm Freeman, chairman of Rugby Round Table, said: “As part of a large national organisation we are really proud to be organising the event this year. Within the organisation we are Round Table Number 113 so we thought it appropriate to give Mark Pawsey that entrants number.

“It’s great that he is involved and we would encourage as many others young and old to sign up and jump on their bike on Sunday and enjoy what is a great day but also help us raise thousands of pounds.”

This year the Bikeathon has been organised by Rugby Round Table carrying on Janets excellent work over the years.

The 10 mile tootle starts at 11am, the 26 mile marathon starts at 10.30am and the 50 mile challenge starts at 10am.

Go to www.rugbybikeathon.co.uk for more information.