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RENNIE Grove Hos­pice Care is be­gin­ning to gear up for its 2017 Chilterns Cy­cle Chal­lenge this spring, and is look­ing for peo­ple with the en­durance to take on the ul­ti­mate cy­cle chal­lenge.

With every­one in a bid to stick to their New Year’s res­o­lu­tions, the char­ity is hop­ing peo­ple will get on their bikes and put their lim­its to the test in its first big event of 2017.

Tak­ing place on Sun­day March 19, this is the sev­enth Cy­cle Chal­lenge and is the ideal time of year to achieve the fit­ness goals you’ve set your­self.

The spon­sored event, which starts and fin­ishes in the cen­tre of Ayles­bury, is per­fect for peo­ple look­ing to ride through the beau­ti­ful Chilterns coun­try­side as well as the more en­thu­si­as­tic cy­clists.

With a thrilling 35-mile or mam­moth 75-mile route to choose from, it’s the per­fect ac­com­plish­ment to work to­wards as spring comes in to bloom.

Adult en­try for those rais­ing money for the char­ity costs £21.50 for 35 miles and £31.50 for the 75 mile op­tion, or £46.50 if you choose not to fundraise.

The en­try fee in­cludes a medal on com­ple­tion, water along the route, feed sta­tions, a fully signed and mar­shalled route, me­chan­i­cal sup­port on the day and fundrais­ing sup­port from the events team.

Last year the Chilterns Cy­cle Chal­lenge at­tracted more than 500 par­tic­i­pants and raised around £30,000 to fund the char­ity’s nurs­ing and sup­port ser­vices for lo­cal pa­tients with can­cer and other life-lim­it­ing ill­ness. £36,000 funds one of the char­ity’s spe­cial­ist hos­pice at home nurses for a year.

Jo Turner, Head of fundrais­ing in Bucks at Rennie Grove Hos­pice Care, said: “This is the per­fect in­cen­tive to get fit in the New Year, and a fan­tas­tic way for any cy­clists to get back on their bikes as the weather warms up!

We are hop­ing 2017 will prove even more pop­u­lar than pre­vi­ous years, so don’t de­lay; sign up now to guar­an­tee your place.”

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