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Your challenge – to raise money for one of Gloucestershire’s best-loved charities

Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 16 July 2020 9:01

Your challenge – to raise money for one of Gloucestershire’s best-loved charities

A charity which supports sick and disabled children in Gloucestershire is encouraging as many people as possible to help supports its crucial summer fundraising event. 

Hoping to capitalise on the increase in cycling during the last few months the charity is now confident about going ahead with its summer sportive – albeit amended to accommodate safe social distancing. 

The annual cycling event – for all abilities – hopes to raise as much as £1,000 from entry fees alone by tempting as many families, fun-seekers and cycling fans to line up at Gloucester Rugby’s Kingsholm stadium as possible. 

Cat Hage, a trustee of Pied Piper, said: “During lockdown cycling has gripped the nation and many families and casual riders have taken up riding bikes for exercise and fresh air. 

“We couldn’t deliver the annual Sportive at Gloucester Rugby this year so we are doing this virtual event between Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, August 2 - any distance and routes to suit.

 

“We have partnered with the Rotary Gloucester Quays branch whose help and support has been invaluable in pulling this event together. 

“Whether your cycle on your own, with your family or friends, as a company team or with a club it’s a great way to help raise the much-needed funds in our revenue shortfall during these tough times foe charities.” 

Riders can take on the minimum five miles in the saddle or anywhere up to a mammoth 150 miles – all for a £10 entry fee. A family can enter for £20. 

All can rest assured that on completion they will not only have helped an incredible charity but also have proof of their efforts in the form of a finishers medal and certificate. 

To find out more visit Pedal 4 Pied Piper.