Sign up to raise money for Parkin­son’s

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Reg­is­tra­tion has opened for the sev­enth Pedal for Parkin­son’s in Stir­ling.

The an­nual event sees more than 250 cy­clists get on their bikes and pedal for the 127,000 peo­ple af­fected by Parkin­son’s across the UK.

Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of pre­vi­ous events which has seen num­bers in­creas­ing year on year, the 2017 event on Sun­day, Au­gust 6 is mov­ing to a new and big­ger venue at Stir­ling High School.

Paul Jackson-Clark, Di­rec­tor of Fundrais­ing at Parkin­son’s UK, said:“It’s been fan­tas­tic to see our event in Stir­ling con­tinue to go from strength to strength and the lo­cal sup­port never ceases to amaze me.”

Last year’s event at King’s Park raised a record-break­ing more than £52,000 and cy­clists also had an un­ex­pected boost from for­mer Scot­land rugby skip­per Gavin Hast­ings at the start line.

There are three routes on of­fer in 2017, a 23-mile blast, 34-mile blaze or 51-mile burn, all through beau­ti­ful coun­try­side.

The reg­is­tra­tion fee is £25 for adults and £10 for ju­niors (un­der 16s). The char­ity asks that each cy­clist aims to raise £100 in spon­sor­ship to help them reach their tar­get of £100,000 from the Pedal se­ries. In re­turn each cy­clist will re­ceive fundrais­ing sup­port, re­fresh­ments, a post-ride leg mas­sage and for the first time, chip tim­ing. There will also be fam­ily friendly games in the char­ity vil­lage while fam­i­lies wait for their loved ones to cross the fin­ish line.

To sign up or for more in­for­ma­tion, see www.parkin­sons.org. uk/pedal

Rugby leg­end Gavin Hast­ings was at King’s Park to sup­port Pedal for Parkin­son’s in 2016

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