Rugby Bikeathon: time to saddle up for charity

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Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to saddle up for this year’s annual Rugby Bikeathon.

Entrants can take part in a ten, 26 or 50 mile ride around the countryside on June 9.

Hundreds of people saddle up each summer for the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Bikeathon.

Organiser Janet Haynes MBE said all proceeds from the Bikeathon will help research into blood cancers.

“New treatment is getting to people more quickly,” said Janet.

“It’s very important to help when times are hard but we will get there in the end.”

Cyclists can set off from Newbold Riverside Primary or the Royal Oak in Brandon for the ten mile Tootle, 26-mile Marathon and 50-mile Challenge rides on offer, taking in routes including Pailton, Willey, Brinklow and Wolston.

Janet added: “Once cyclists have finished they are welcome to enjoy the fantastic pig roast.”

It costs £12 for adults to enter, £8 for juniors under 12 and £35 for a family or two adults and two juniors.

For more information contact Janet Haynes MBE on 01926 632258 or Kerry: (01788) 820008.


Changes have been made on how to enter this year’s Rugby Bikeathon. Entry forms will no longer be available at cycle shops. Enter online at beatingblood Cyclists will receive an entry pack, T-shirt, detailed route and sponsor forms. Everyone receives a medal at the end. People who are unable to enter online should contact Janet Haynes MBE on 01926 632258. She said: “Whether you ride with friends, family or colleagues, the Bikeathon is a great day out, raising money to help beat blood cancer.”