Get on your bike to help raise vital funds for St Michael’s Hospice

Cyclists are being urged to sign up for the The Rotary Club of St Leonard’s Annual Charity Cycle Challenge on Sunday April 23.

The event, known as the ‘On Yer Bike Challenge’ is celebrating its 30th year this year and has raised many thousands of pounds over the years for local charities and in particular St Michael’s Hospice.

The Cycle Challenge has three separate routes for riders of all abilities, and application forms for the event are available now on line at www.stleonardsrotary.org or on leaflets sited throughout the town.

At a recent ceremony at St Michael’s Hospice, the prize winner of last year’s event, David Penfold, was presented with his new road bike by Steve Toulson of sponsors, Deeks Evans. Present were Rowan Smith of Handsome Bicycles, Sarah Miller from St Michaels Hospice and Rotary Club event organiser, John Easter.

The Rotary Club of St Leonards is a fully inclusive, active and friendly club, which runs a programme of events throughout the year and always welcomes new members. It meets every Wednesday evening at 6.15pm at the Royal Victoria Hotel on the seafront.

The On Yer Bike Challenge sets off from Hastings and follows a picturesque route over the Pevensey Marshes and through Herstmonceux.

The event has become a local institution and has raised over a quarter of a million pounds for charity over the past 29 years.

For more on St Leonards Rotary Club and its activities visit www.stleonardsrotary.org.

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