Fancy a great day out with your family and friends whilst raising awareness and donations for a great charity? Then why not dust off your cycling gear and join in with a bike ride across West Lancashire and help us to raise money for the Spinal Injuries Association
In 2003 Gary Dawson came off his motorbike in a freak accident which left him completely paralysed from the chest down. SIA offered not just Gary, but his whole family support, providing information and advice on how to cope and adapt to this life changing injury.
One of the services SIA provides is Peer Support, giving spinal cord injured people someone to talk to, ask questions and obtain guidance from, someone who has themselves been spinally injured. Gary now works in one of these positions and has seen first hand the benefits of the charity's work in helping people come to terms with a life changing disability.
Every Eight Hours Someone is Permanently Paralysed
The route begins in the quiet village of Hutton (Nr Preston) and is a circular route to the North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre in Southport
The route is largely flat that encompasses country lanes, Southport's promenade and marine drive
We have made special consideration to avoid busy roads where possible and to stick to existing national cycle routes but there may be heavy traffic in some areas. Please note that some segments will require additional care and attention due to wear and tear on the road surface.
There will be stops on the ride at roughly equal intervals with basic refreshments available to riders.
The route will be signposted at all major turn points and posted on Strava plus a
paper copies will be available at the start but it will be ultimately your own responsibility to learn the route and make sure you don't get lost!
This route is subject to change even up until the start of the event
The event starts and finishes at the Anchor Inn Hutton. There is some parking spaces available but disabled spaces are limited. The business owners have requested that cleats are to not be worn inside the wooden flooring in the bar area. If you would like to eat in the Pub after the cycle please prebook due to higher demand on the day of the event.
86 Liverpool Road, Hutton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 5SL
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