We’re proud to be sponsoring the St Richard’s Bikeathon again in 2018 and we’re inviting cyclists to saddle-up for this fundraising challenge to support the hospice care that St Richard’s carry out.
As the main sponsor for the event in July 2017, we got involved and went one step further by entering a team of 21 cyclists, helping to ensure that St Richard’s continues to do its excellent work for many years to come.
We’re entering our team for the challenge again, with staff, family members, customers and friends.
St Richard’s Hospice, in Worcester, is holding its Bikeathon event on Sunday July 1 – challenging participants to take on a scenic 16, 45 or 64-mile sportive route. Each route starts and finishes at the hospice in Wildwood Drive, while the two longer rides will be timed.
The courses will all be clearly signposted and will pass through mainly quiet country lanes, or specific bike routes.
Kelly Johns, Fundraiser at St Richard’s, said: “We’re excited for the return of the Bikeathon this summer. It’s a fantastic and rewarding event, offering something for a range of abilities – including challenging routes for more seasoned cyclists to tackle. Everyone taking part will pass through some beautiful countryside, with regular refreshment stops along the way. And there’s the added bonus that any money raised will help us care for patients, their loved ones and bereaved people across the county.”
The 16-mile route passes through villages including Kempsey and Pirton; the 45-mile route takes in Eckington and Pershore and the 64-mile route travels as far as Broadway and Snowshill.
Dave Webster, Director at Midland Comms, said: “St Richard’s provides vital support to the people of Worcestershire and the surrounding area and, as an essential resource, it needs all the support it can get. We wanted to do our bit. Our Head Office is local to Worcestershire, so we wanted to get involved; to play our part in ensuring that St Richard’s continues to do its excellent work for many years to come. It’s a pleasure to be involved.”
Stuart Mico, Director at Midland Comms, said: “Many of us know of someone who has benefited from the care offered by St. Richard’s Hospice and that’s our main driver for wanting to be involved.”