Sponsored rides

This article was published in 1999, in Newsletter 23.

Indulge in your favourite pastime and help fund medical research

Sunday 23 May sees the third running of the Cambridge Wheel, a sponsored bike ride in aid of Action Research, one of Britain’s leading medical research charities. Last year, some 240 riders took part, making it a very enjoyable social occasion, raising around £4,500.

The ride starts and finishes at the Wilberforce Road Sports Pavilion and offers a choice of routes. The 25-mile route consists of a circuit to the south of Cambridge, whilst the 50-mile route encircles the city. The routes are predominately rural, are common for the first 20 miles or so, and incorporate some improvements for 1999 suggested by the Cambridge Cycling Campaign. First-aid facilities, radio cover, a mobile cycle repair facility and complimentary drinks will be provided.

Riders raising specified sums for Action Research will earn incentives, and all riders sending in at least £10 in sponsorship will be entered into a free draw for a mountain bike. A Challenge Shield is offered to the company or organisation raising the most sponsorship money. In 1998, a team from the Cambridge Cycling Campaign came second, just losing out to a team from Videojet at Bar Hill.

Entry to the ride costs £10, which includes an Action Research T-shirt. An entry form is enclosed with this newsletter. The organisers are also looking for marshals for various key junctions around the course. If you would be prepared to help with the marshalling, please get in touch.

Alan Tuffnell phone (01767) 641327

Cambridge Green Party Sponsored Bike Ride

Sunday 18 April 1999 10.30 am-4.30 pm

In order to highlight sustainable methods of living, and to raise some money towards the European Parliamentary elections in June, Cambridge Green Party is holding a sponsored bike ride around the windmills of the area. Cycling from Cherry Hinton Hall Park around the eight windmills of Fulbourn, Little Wilbraham, Swaffham Prior (x2), Burwell, Soham (x2) and Wicken, individuals are invited to raise sponsor money for the Green Party.

At the same time, a parallel event of circuits at Cherry Hinton Hall Park will be undertaken by people who wish to have a more relaxed day. An information stall, refreshments and marshal’s base will be present in the Hall’s grounds throughout the day.

If you would like further information or a sponsor form, please contact the organiser, Jo Snaith, 8 Knights Way, Milton CB4 6DE, or Cambridge Green Party phone 504593 e-mail GreenParty@a.swallow.easynet.co.uk

Adam Swallow