Friday 30th March 2012
Cyclists are being encouraged to get in the Olympic spirit and pedal for Parkinson's.
Parkinson's UK is calling on all cyclists to get involved in its one-day challenge in Stratford-upon-Avon to raise funds for the research charity.
The Pedal For Parkinson's event offers cyclists the chance to travel five, 20 or 60-miles in a circular route from Stratford-upon-Avon's racecourse along country roads in Warwickshire.
The June 10 event is one of four rides across the country which the charity is hoping will help to raise £45,000 for specialist nurses at Parkinson's UK. The others are in Swansea on July 8, Stirling on August 5, and Newcastle on September 9.
Paul Jackson-Clark, director of fundraising at Parkinson's UK, said: "The event was such a success last year and we were made to feel very welcome.
"All funds raised from Pedal For Parkinson's will go towards funding specialist Parkinson's nurses in the UK. We are totally dependent on donations, so this event can make a real difference to our work to improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's."
Cyclists are asked to set themselves a fundraising target of £100 to take part in the events.
Entry to the five-mile race costs £7, free for under 16s, the 20 and 60-mile ride is £18, and £7 for under 16s.
Volunteers are also needed to help the day run smoothly. For more information or to sign up call 020 7963 9305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.