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Saturday, 25 May 2013

Get On Your Bike for St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice at Oulton Park this Father’s Day

 

St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice is inviting Cheshire fundraisers to ‘Get On Your Bike’ at Oulton Park this Father’s Day (Sunday, 16 June) and give your dad a racing experience to remember.

L-R Centre North West Air Ambulance's Gillian Edwards, The Neuro Muscular Centre's Emily Swinerd and St Luke's Cheshire Hospice Community Fundraiser Jessica Wilkes-Reading

The world-famous motorsport course at Little Budworth, Tarporley, is opening its gates to the public for a FREE family fun day and inviting families and fundraisers to sign up for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cycle on the hallowed tarmac of the track, which is 60 years old this year, in aid of the hospice.

The family fun day, set to feature an array of entertainment for visitors young and old, and the ‘Get On Your Bike’ event are being held in aid of St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice and a number of other local causes.

St Luke’s Community and Corporate Fundraiser Jessica Wilkes-Reading commented: “What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than riding through all the famous twists and turns of one of motorsport’s most iconic tracks.

“From 8.30am the course will be open for the ‘Speed Demons’ event for cycling enthusiasts who want to ride as fast as they like around the course and from 10.30am until 5pm, it will be opened up to families.

“We’re looking for as many fundraisers as possible to take up the challenge of cycling round the track during what is set to be a fantastic event packed with family fun and entertainment.”

The hospice’s Luke the Bus, a former London Routemaster bus luxuriously restored by long-term St Luke’s supporter Bentley Motors, will also be attending the event.

Entrance to the family fun day is FREE.

Entrance to the ‘Get On Your Bike’ Speed Demons session, from 8am - 10am, is by advance booking only and numbers limited to maintain safety (early booking recommended to avoid disappointment). The entry fee is £6 plus a minimum of £25 sponsorship per cyclist.

Advance booking is recommended for the Family ‘Cycling for All’ session from 10.30am - 5pm, and the entry fee is £6 plus a minimum of £25 sponsorship per cyclist.

Advance family tickets for two adults and up to three children Under 14 years of age are available for £16 plus a minimum collective sponsorship of £50. Children under five years old cycle for free with one paying adult.

Additionally, entertainers who would like to help out and entertain families during the day are encouraged to contact Jessica as a number of spaces are still available.

For more information about the ‘Get On Your Bike’ event visit http://www.getonyourbike.org.uk/

Alternatively contact Jessica at St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice on 01606 555488 or email jwilkes-reading@stlukes-hospice.co.uk.

For more information about St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice visit www.stlukeshospice.co.uk.

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