Pier to Port cycling fundraising ride – Saturday 4th October

Pier2Port-3This Saturday, Life Cycle is holding a ‘Pier to Port’ fundraising ride from Weston-Super-Mare pier to Bristol in support of three of their inclusive cycling groups: Bike Minded – their mental well-being group, Two’s Company – their tandem riding group for people who are blind or visually impaired and the Over 55s cycling group, Silver Cyclists.

The route will take in a scenic route from Weston on road, designated cycle paths and a short section of the Strawberry Line finishing up at the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol. Participants from all three groups will be taking part on an assortment of solo bikes and tandems along with volunteers and staff.

Projects Co-ordinator, Heather Pugh, said: “The aim of the ride is to raise sponsorship to help support Life Cycle’s Inclusive Cycling programme, raise awareness of our groups and a great opportunity to get together for a fun day out cycling.”

Pier2Port-9Life Cycle supports specific groups to get on a bike, and start cycling through its inclusive cycling programme, offering friendly, sociable group rides, the opportunity to get out of the city and enjoy the surrounding countryside on two wheels.

As one of Two’s Company participants says: “It’s brilliant to get back on a bike again. I never thought I would be able to do this after I lost my sight. To be able to feel the wind rushing past you, to be out in the countryside, to get some exercise, to smell the flowers and trees as you go past. It’s a revelation to me.”

For further information about Saturday’s ride or how to get involved with any of the groups, please contact Life Cycle on: (0117) 353 4580 or email: bikeminded@lifecycleuk.org.uk

If you would like to sponsor the riders and help support inclusive cycling – please follow the link to Life Cycle’s JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/PierToPort/

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