Monday 30th April 2012
Cyclists are needed to take part in the 32nd Edinburgh to St Andrews bike ride which supports the work of a health charity.
About 1,000 cyclists took part in the 68-mile ride last year with funds going to Lepra Health In Action. It works around the world to help people at risk of or affected by leprosy.
Event organiser Ros Kerry, of Lepra, said: "Each year our wonderful cyclists help us raise much-needed funds to fight leprosy and other diseases of poverty. Hundreds of riders of all ages return year after year and we are looking for more people who would like to take part in this event."
Last year cyclists raised £40,000 for Colchester-based charity Lepra through sponsorship. This year the charity is looking to break the £50,000 mark and to have well over 1,000 cyclists joining in.
Ged Holmyard of Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op, which provides support to the annual event, said: "We are proud to have offered free mechanical support to Scotland's longest established charity ride since its inception. We love the Lepra Ride's inclusiveness. While the fittest riders can cover the 68 miles in the morning, family groups can take their time and make it a whole fun day out."
The ride takes place on June 16. Registration costs £10 or £5 for concessions with no minimum sponsorship. For more details and to register call Ros on 01968 682356 or visit http://www.leprahealthinaction.org/category/get-involved.