Sixty mile bike ride from Manchester to Blackpool is set to benefit Trinity Hospice

Trinity Hospice and Brian House on Low Moor Road
Trinity Hospice and Brian House on Low Moor Road
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Keen cyclists are being invited to challenge themselves with a 60 mile bike ride from Manchester to Blackpool, all in the name of charity.

The popular bike ride is being organised by the fundraising team at Trinity Hospice, where all funds raised will help to provide the best end of life care for anyone who needs it across the Fylde coast.

Held annually for a number of years, the event sees more than 100 cyclists taking part each year and to date has raised a staggering £38,000 for the Bispham hospice.

This year’s event will take place on Sunday July 8, and people interested in joining ‘Team Trinity’ are advised to sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Fundraising Assistant Antonia Hawkins said: “Our Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride continues to be a popular event, so places book up fast.

“Anyone who is thinking about joining us should register online to make sure they have a place.

“Although it sounds tough, the ride itself takes place along the A-roads through Lancashire and offers plenty of refreshment stops and some scenic views to take in along the way.

“We have transport to take our cyclists, and of course their bikes, to Manchester, and we’ll be here in Blackpool to welcome each finisher across the line with a well-earned medal.”

The coach will set off from Trinity Hospice on Low Moor Road, Bispham, at 6.30am, and the bike ride finishes at Number One Hotel South Beach on Harrowside West.

The hospice costs £7m each year to run, mostly through donations. For more information and to sign up, visit www.trinityhospice.co.uk or call 01253 359217.