Rotary Club seeks entrants for ‘On Yer Bike’ challenge

On Yer Bike prizewinner Chris Green with Ray Howard from St Leonards Rotary, Steve Toulson from Deeks Evans Accountants and Marcia Dart from St Michael's Hospice
On Yer Bike prizewinner Chris Green with Ray Howard from St Leonards Rotary, Steve Toulson from Deeks Evans Accountants and Marcia Dart from St Michael's Hospice

CYCLISTS are being invited to pedal across 1066 Country for charity.

St Leonards Rotary Club is once again looking for people to enter this year’s annual Castle Cycle Challenge, better known as On Yer Bike.

The event is being held on Sunday, April 17.

Last year more than 600 cyclists took part in the annual event, raising more than £8,000 for St Michael’s Hospice, the RNLI and other charities supported by St Leonards Rotary Club.

Entrants have a choice of pedalling a 25-mile course, which runs from St Leonards seafront to Glyne Gap, over Galley Hill towards Bexhill seafront and the De La Warr Pavilion into West Parade, then on to Cooden and Pevensey Castle.

The longer route, which is 40 miles long, follows the same course but continues past Pevensey Castle to Wartling, Hurstmonceux Castle and Magham Down.

Both routes start and finish at Hastings Lifeboat Station on The Stade.

Ray Howard, spokesman for St Leonards Rotary Club, said: “Last year we raised more than £8,300 for charity and are hoping to raise more this year.

“Cyclists taking part are assured of an enjoyable bike ride through the beautiful Sussex countryside while at the same time raising money for good causes.”

One of last year’s cyclists Chris Green, of Bedgebury Close, St Leonards, was last week presented with a draw prize of a new bike by Steve Toulson, partner at Deeks Evans Accountants.

Everyone who took part last year was entered into the draw sponsored by the accountancy firm.

At last Wednesday’s presentation Mr Howard also presented a £4,500 cheque to Marcia Dart, of St Michael’s Hospice, raised from last year’s bike ride.

This was in addition to £1,036 already raised for the hospice through sponsorship of cyclists.

Entrants can enter the challenge by logging on to www.stleonardsrotary.org