Cyclists saddling up for good cause

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The annual Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride attracts about 500 cyclists.
The annual Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride attracts about 500 cyclists.

The Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride returns to The Blackmore Vale next month.
Starting in Corfe Mullen, the ride heads towards Blandford along the River Stour. At Winterborne Stickland, where the routes divide, the 38-mile ride heads down the Winterborne Valley and the longer rides ascend Bulbarrow Hill where the challenging 100-mile course descends into the Blackmore Vale.
Cyclists of all abilities are welcome to enter and help support the needs of those with cancer.
After two years of Covid-19 cyclists are being encouraged to get out and take part in an organised event.
Ride organiser Peter Smith-Nicholls said: “We know lots of people have been out cycling in recent months, so why not put all that fitness to good use and raise some money for a good cause.”
The event on Sunday, 3 July also offers an opportunity to cycle some of the course the professionals will ride in September when the 2022 Tour of Britain comes to Dorset.
The Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride is sponsored by Sunseeker International and supported by Primera Sports, The Hendy Group and Coles Miller Solicitors. All the money raised and donated by the cyclists will go directly to help support people living with cancer.
Primera Sports is giving a prize to the top fundraiser for each distance: £38, £48, £63 and £100 vouchers will be awarded to the top fundraisers.
Cyclists can enter online at www.macmillanbikeride.co.uk Full support is provided around the course by marshals and bike mechanics, and with refreshment stops.

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