Get in the saddle and join the Manchester to Liverpool bike ride for the NSPCC
|Author: Emma Harvey||Published: 23rd May 2012 12:00|
The 39-mile bike ride on Sunday 3 June 2012 will begin at Salford Watersports Centre at the Quays from between 8am to 10am. Riders will follow a flat, mostly traffic free route through Manchester via Old Trafford and Stretford, and join the Trans-Pennine Trail through beautiful scenery riding to Otterspool Park in Liverpool.
Helen Gazzola, community fundraising manager for the NSPCC, said: "The Manchester to Liverpool Bike Ride is one of the NSPCC's biggest annual fundraising events in the north west. Now in its third year, it is a great way to have fun, get fitter or simply enjoy the great outdoors".
If you live in Liverpool, a coach service will run once in the morning from Liverpool to Manchester, leaving at 7am, to take riders to the start and then at intervals throughout the afternoon to take riders back to Manchester after the ride. Booking is recommended to guarantee a seat and the cost is £23 for one rider and a bike.
Helen continued: "Why not sign up with family, friends, work colleagues and neighbours, get sponsorship for the ride and enjoy a fantastic day's cycling whilst helping to do your bit to help end cruelty to children. It promises to be a great day for everyone involved and through you and the money you raise, the NSPCC is able to help and protect some of the most vulnerable children in the country. It is only with the generosity of people fundraising for the charity that we can offer our services.
"We want this year to be the most successful year yet, so everyone who raises over £25 of sponsorship will be rewarded with a commemorative medal, and to all those who raise over £150, we are giving participants a Garmin cycle computer*."
The money raised from this year's cycle ride will go towards supporting the charity's vital helpline services, ChildLine. Liverpool is home to the Hargreaves Centre which delivers services to protect babies and toddlers from abuse and support children and young people affected by physical abuse in vulnerable families. The centre is also home to ChildLine, the UK's confidential 24-hour telephone and online service for children and young people. The Hargreaves Centre opened in 2007 and is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year.
Tickets for adult riders are priced at £16 per person and participants must be over 8 years of age. Riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18 and wear a helmet. For more information and your fundraising pack and to book your place on the ride please visit http://www.bikeevents.com/ or contact Helen Gazzola, community fundraising manager at the NSPCC on 0844 892 0253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about supporting the NSPCC locally please call 0161 628 1209 or email email@example.com