On your bike for char­ity fundraiser

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

CY­CLISTS young and old are en­cour­aged to get back in the sad­dle for the Bolling­ton Bikefest, which re­turns next month.

More than 300 cy­clists took part in the event last year, and so far more than £13,000 has been raised for char­ity.

This is the fourth year the event has been held, and takes place on Sun­day, Septem­ber 6 start­ing at the Adel­phi Mill, Grimshaw Lane, Bolling­ton.

There are rides for all ages and abil­i­ties from the ‘Twenty is plenty’ 12-mile trip down the Mid­dle­wood Way, which is ideal for fam­i­lies, to the Grimshaw Gru­eller, which stretches 40 miles across the Cheshire Plains and the 75 miles over the hills and back.

There is a slightly new route for the mid­dle dis­tance ‘Bolly Bash’, and this year’s Grimshaw Gru­eller has also had a re­vamp to make it slightly more chal­leng­ing.

A bar­be­cue, re­fresh­ments and a bar will be avail­able for hun­gry and thirsty riders and spec­ta­tors.

It’s an op­por­tu­nity to ride through the glo­ri­ous coun­try­side pos­si­bly with fam­ily and friends, keep fit and meet other riders.

The event is or­gan­ised by the Mac­cles­field and Dis­trict Lions Club, Bolling­ton Town Coun­cil and Adle­phi Health Care So­lu­tions.

Ge­orge Cann, from the Lions, said: “It’s slightly dif­fer­ent this year, but hope­fully will be as fun as ever. It’s a great event and sup­ports the East Cheshire Hos­pice.”

David Nay­lor, clerk at Bolling­ton Town Coun­cil, added: “It’s good ca­ma­raderie. And there is plenty of sup­port along the routes so if any­one doesn’t quite make it they will be in safe hands.

“There are some fan­tas­tic points in the route like the ‘Devils El­bow’ so it’s a real ad­ven­ture.

“And there will be a bar and bbq wait­ing for you at the end.”

The main spon­sor is the Co-op­er­a­tive So­ci­ety, plus sup­port from Roller Ban­ners, Adle­phi Mill Prop­er­ties, Bolling­ton Brew­ery and Rud­yard Lake Ho­tel.

The en­try fee is £20 for the Gru­eller and bash, or £8 for the Twenty.

This in­cludes ac­cess to toi­lets and free park­ing and food and drink sup­port.

For more de­tails go to the event’s web­site at bolling­ton­bike­fest.com

●» Riders have a choice of three routes to tackle

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