Urgent plea to back eco-charity’s cycle ride
NEW Year resolution-makers in Peterborough are being urged to commit to a eco-fitness pledge to pedal for the planet.
The plea comes from Friends of the Earth which is staging the Big Green Bike Ride, and which will involve cyclists travelling from Cambridge, just past Peterborough and up to Grantham on May 7.
It is part of a six-day ride that will start in London on May 6 and finish in Edinburgh on May 11.
The ride, which travels through some of the region’s most stunning countryside, will be fully marshalled with a support team and medic on hand.
The charity ride will raise money for Friends of the Earth’s vital environmental campaigning.
Tracey Pritchard, head of fundraising at Friends of the Earth, said: “The Big Green Bike Ride is the perfect opportunity to really commit to getting fit in 2012, and raise vital funds for Friends of the Earth’s campaigns to keep our planet safe and healthy. She added: “The great thing about this event is that you can choose to sign up for a one-day challenge or put your hat in the ring for the whole 500 miles.
As an added bonus, anyone registering for the ride before 31 December will be entered into a competition to win a weekend stay for six people in a luxury Natural Retreats Lodges.
For more information and to register visit www.biggreenbikeride.com, the ride is open to anyone over the age of 16, and the one-day rides over the age of 12.