The Olympics is in full swing and as team GB’s medal tally is growing, people are feeling inspired and signing up for this year’s Park 2 Park sponsored 35km bike ride to raise money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
The cycle ride, which is open to the whole family, is taking place on Sunday 4th September from 8.45am in the Rother Valley Country Park near the North Lake.
After two and a half laps of the lakes, riders will then join the Trans Pennine Trail and cycle to Poolsbrook Country Park in Staveley. After completing one lap of the lake in Poolsbrook, everyone will then head back to Rother Valley Country Park.
There is a delicious free BBQ at the end of the ride for anyone who enters and everyone taking part will receive a medal – just like a true Olympian. There’s plenty of activities after the ride including a new sprint zone and kid’s fun zones.
Tickets are £13 for an adult and £6 for under 16s. All of the sponsorship money raised will go directly to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. This year we are encouraging participants to raise a minimum of £25 in sponsorship, but would like them aim as high as they can to help local children and their families.
The sponsorship money raised from Park 2 Park this year will make sure Bluebell Wood can be there for families during some of the hardest times they will ever have to face. Bluebell Wood currently offers short respite breaks, day care provision, community support, crisis intervention and end of life care to over 200 families. It costs over £4 million a year to provide this service and the charity receives around 10% of our funding from government sources.
Peter Maw, is taking part in the ride in memory of his daughter Natalie who sadly passed away at Bluebell Wood in 2012 aged 12 after suffering from a rare form of liver cancer. He said: “Bluebell Wood is a wonderful place and deserves your support. Please help Bluebell Wood to continue the work they do in helping children who don’t have the same chances in life, which most of us take for granted. My daughter, Natalie, passed away at the hospice surrounded by love and care, something I will be forever grateful for.”
If you’d like to sign up for the event please visit the Park 2 Park events page.