Riders support St Catherine’s Hospice in first ever Big Bike Ride

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Over 400 riders got in the saddle to support the first ever St Catherine’s Hospice Big Bike Ride on Sunday which was a huge success.

The hospice at Lostock Hall organised the event for the first time this year and has been overwhelmed by the support it has received from the local community.

St Catherines's Big Bike Ride

St Catherines's Big Bike Ride

Cyclists took part in one of two routes – a challenging 50-mile ride through the Flyde and Wyre Valley, and a fun ‘for all’ 20-mile loop around the Preston Guildwheel.

Lorraine Charlesworth, Director of Income Generation at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “This is the first time we’ve held our very own bike ride event and we were thrilled with the amount of support we received from people.

“The wet weather conditions didn’t seem to dampen people’s spirits and the day was thoroughly enjoyed by all those who attended.“Thank you to everyone who participated to support St Catherine’s and raised funds which will go towards providing specialised palliative care to people who are living with conditions that can be treated but not cured.

“It’s been such a success that we’re already excitedly looking forward to organising the event again next year!”