28th Oct, 2016

Saddle up to raise cash for Evesham cause

Rob George 12th Jun, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

VALE residents are being invited to saddle up for a good cause and take part in a sponsored bike ride.

Heart to Honeybourne, a 14 mile circular ride is being put together by Evesham Vale Cardiac Rehab (EVCR) for next Sunday (June 21), starting at 2pm in the Market Place.

Organisers hope the recent fine weather will continue for what is sure to be a nice summer ride on quiet roads through the Vale countryside.

A route map and instructions will be given to riders when they register on the day and organisers are keen to stress this is not a race, riders can complete the course at their own pace.

The route will be signed and there will be several cycle club members riding who can help guide if necessary.

There are plenty of nice hostelries en route and Honeybourne Cyclefest should prove an interesting stop off.

Sue Ablett, Chair of the Bell Tower Appeal and Cyclefest committees, has just become a Trustee of EVCR, and will be undertaking the ride.

“This will be a bit of a challenge for me” said Sue,

“I’m a runner, not a cyclist. The longest cycle ride I’ve done so far is about 12 miles and that was quite a while ago!”

Sue has first hand experience of the importance of cardiac rehab as partner John has had heart problems for many years, including a bypass operation and more recently a heart attack.

He is determined to keep fit and while he doesn’t share Sue’s sporting interests, he does enjoy daily walks with the dog and travel to far flung places – Antarctica and the Himalayas being the most recent – and always pulling in some good walks while he’s away.

The entry fee is £5 per adult and £2 for children under 14, who must be accompanied by an adult. All riders must check in by 1.45pm at the latest.

Riders are encouraged to obtain sponsorship – forms are available from the website www.eveshamcardiacrehab.co.uk or from Birdseye Sports or ImaGine.