On yer bikes
Monday 14th September 2015 09:41 Community News Posted by Nigel Skinner
Macmillan Cycletta, Scone Palace, Perth....05.10.14 Over 700 female cyclists took part in this morning's Macmillan Cycletta on a variety of courses ranging from 20km up to 100km around the Perthshire countryside. for further info please contact Tricia Fox on 07989 955039 Picture by Graeme Hart. Copyright Perthshire Picture Agency Tel: 01738 623350  Mobile: 07990 594431

Macmillan Cycletta, Scone Palace, Perth….05.10.14
Over 700 female cyclists took part in this morning’s Macmillan Cycletta on a variety of courses ranging from 20km up to 100km around the Perthshire countryside.
for further info please contact Tricia Fox on 07989 955039
Picture by Graeme Hart.
Copyright Perthshire Picture Agency
Tel: 01738 623350 Mobile: 07990 594431

Charity calls for Manchester ladies to get on their bike to help others

In the Greater Manchester area alone, a staggering 37 people hear the devastating news that they have cancer and a further 18 people sadly, lose their battle with the disease. By 2030, it is estimated that the number of people living with and beyond cancer in Greater Manchester will fill Old Trafford nearly two times.

These statistics are shocking, yet it is a reality, and Macmillan Cancer Support hope it will encourage the ladies of Manchester to get on their bikes on Sunday 27th September to take part in Macmillan Cycletta Cheshire, the UK’s leading series of women-only bike rides, to raise funds to help continue their support.

Nicola Jones, Regional Challenge Events Programme Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support explained why their support is so important. She said: “In Greater Manchester our Macmillan Support Line answered 7300 calls to local people and we invested over £3.2 million in Macmillan services in 2013. However, unfortunately there are still many, many more who need our support.

“Events like Macmillan Cycletta give individuals the opportunity to both challenge themselves and raise crucial funds for people who need it most.”

It’s just a few weeks until Macmillan Cycletta Cheshire takes place at the picturesque Tatton Park, Knutsford and there’s still places available for the event on September 27th. The event is open to women of all ages and abilities and includes distances ranging from 25km to a challenging 140km, taking in the stunning East Cheshire countryside.

Gillian Daly, Senior PR Manager at event organiser Human Race commented:

“The event is inclusive of all women, regardless of cycling experience or ability. Not only will you have a great day out in the scenic countryside, but you will be helping to raise much needed funds for people affected by cancer.”

For the younger cycling enthusiasts, all events in the Macmillan Cycletta series include a Scootathlon taking place on the same day.  The Scootathlon is a mini fun triathlon for children between the ages of 4 and 8 where they scoot, bike and run.

Each Macmillan Cycletta takes place in stunning surroundings, on safe well-managed roads and with loads of fun for all the family. Ladies are encouraged to bring the whole clan along to cheer them on.

The Macmillan Cycletta website offers a host of information on training, race day advice and bike maintenance. There is also an active Twitter account (@cycletta) and www.facebook.com/cycletta resources to encourage participants to stay up-to-date with the latest news and developments. Macmillan Cycletta is part of the Human Race Women Only series which includes triathlon, swimming, running and cycling events.

To book your place visit: www.cycletta.co.uk