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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