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Cyclists beat the heat to raise thousands for hospice

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Well done to the hundreds of cyclists – including some from right here in Golborne and Lowton – who completed a Manchester to Blackpool cycle ride in the baking sunshine this weekend to raise money for a good cause.

Martin Sherwin, 31, and Mark Sherwin, 55, from Lowton, who cycled from Manchester to Blackpool for Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

Martin Sherwin, 31, and Mark Sherwin, 55, from Lowton, who cycled from Manchester to Blackpool for Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

Martin and Mark Sherwin from Lowton; Colin Parkinson from Golborne and David Haines from Lowton were among the 170-strong group of cyclists who rode 63 miles from the city to a warm welcome by the South Promenade in Blackpool.

The riders have raised thousands of pounds for Wigan and Leigh Hospice, a fantastic local facility which needs to raise £8,700 every day to continue providing all of its services.

Colin Parkinson, 66, from Golborne, who cycled from Manchester to Blackpool for Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

Colin Parkinson, 66, from Golborne, who cycled from Manchester to Blackpool for Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

Maxine Armstrong, Fundraising and Lottery Manager at the hospice, said: “It’s been another fabulous bike ride and I’d like to thank all of our riders for turning out and giving their all to raise money for the hospice – especially on such a hot day.

“We rely on the support of our community and it’s wonderful to see so many people taking up the challenge to help their local hospice.”

Were you – or was someone you know – one of the riders? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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