Cyclists gather for Weston Hospicecare Strawberry Jam
PUBLISHED: 10:15 30 June 2014 | UPDATED: 10:36 04 May 2017
Families, friends and colleagues will hop on their saddles on Sunday 10th August for Weston Hospicecare’s Strawberry Jam cycle ride.
The fundraising event takes in some of the finest scenery in the West Country.
All routes start in Cheddar. The 10 mile route is great for families and follows the historic Strawberry Line. Riders on the 25 and 50 mile routes will follow a former Tour of Britain route that takes in the challenging ascent of Burrington Coombe and the hair raising descent of Cheddar Gorge.
It’s a whistle-stop tour of the best of the West Country including Sandford - home of the famous Thatcher’s Cider factory – and the scenic beauty of Chew Valley Lake.
Emma Eyre, 35 from Lisle Road, Worle took part with her friend Sam Walkley, 27 from Jubilee Way, last year and having had a wonderful day, she has signed up once again with her Dad to take on the 25 mile ride. She said: “Sam and I really enjoyed the challenge of cycling the Strawberry Jam, raising money for wonderful charity whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery around us made for a great day out and I can’t wait to tackle it again this year!”
All along the routes, friendly volunteer marshals will wave and spur you on all adding to what will be another fantastic day out for the local Hospice.
Weston Hospicecare is hoping to raise over £8000. The Fundraising Manager said: “A day out cycling with your friends and families could help keep our patients pain free for a whole day by paying for the running of the entire Hospice and all its services. With entry from just £10 for adults and £5 for children, it’s the summer event not to miss!”
To take part this August, simply visit www.thestrawberryjam.org.uk. Entry closes on Monday 4th August at 5.00pm.