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 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.
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.”
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