Hundreds of cyclists will spend the Saturday night of 14/15 July riding around Liverpool's famous landmarks to raise money for great causes as part of the Liverpool Nightrider event – and St. Joseph's Hospice (Jospice) has charity places available in its team.
Laura Smith, community fundraiser at St. Joseph's Hospice, issued this invitation to potential team-mates: 'If you enjoy cycling and are looking for a different challenge then this is for you! Why not get together with friends or colleagues and join the St. Joseph's Hospice Liverpool Nightrider team with one of our limited charity places? We'll give you support to help you fundraise.'
Nightrider is run by charity challenge company, Classic Challenge, and the route will be fully sign-posted. With a well-earned breakfast and medal on offer at the finish, in addition to regular breaks throughout the ride, Smith added: 'Liverpool Nightrider is a fun, social ride so there's no timing or racing. It's just about having a good time, soaking up the atmosphere and supporting each other.'
There are three choices for the ride. The first is a 50km loop beginning through the Mersey Tunnel (closed to traffic!) to the Wirral Peninsula, and including highlights such as Royal Liverpool Golf Club, West Kirby and Port Sunlight, plus spectacular views across the river.
The second loop, also 50km, takes in landmarks like Liverpool's historic waterfront, Albert Dock, Echo Arena, Cavern Club, Empire Theatre, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, Knotty Ash, Goodison Park and Anfield. Alternatively, you could choose both routes in one incredible 100km ride.
To take part in Liverpool Nightrider, visit www.jospice.org.uk and go to the events page to complete a short registration form. Registration costs £39 plus a minimum sponsorship of £175 for the hospice.
For more information, call the fundraising team on 0151 932 6044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.