Saddle up for 2013 Rugby Bikeathon today

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People of all ages are getting on their bikes to raise money for people with blood cancer.

There’s still time to enter this year’s Rugby Bikeathon, which takes place today (Sunday) starting at 10am.

Money raised from the day will go to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

Entrants set off from Newbold Riverside Primary or the Royal Oak in Brandon with ten, 26 and 50-mile rides on offer. Organiser Janet Haynes MBE said the Tootle, Marathon and Challenge routes all take in the Warwickshire countryside.

She said: “Whether you ride with friends, family or colleagues, the Bikeathon is a great day out, raising money to help beat blood cancer.”

The routes take in local villages such as Pailton, Willey, Brinklow and Wolston throughout the countryside with checkpoints to track your progress.

Janet added: “There’s a pig roast at the end to reward our cyclists for their hard work.

All entrants receive their own entry pack which includes a T-shirt, route, check points and sponsor form.

It costs £12 for adults, £8 for children under 12, £35 for a family of four and £20 on the day. Enter at Bikeathon2013@yahoo.com, telephone Janet on 01926 632258 or Kerry on (01788) 820008.