Ugley bike ride revs up for its 21st outing

A CHARITY that creatively supports people with learning disabilities is calling all cyclists to get on their bikes and take part in its 21st annual ‘Ugley Bike Ride’.

The ride takes place on Sunday September 29, starting at Hft’s centre in Ugley, near Bishop’s Stortford. The money raised from the event will go towards rebuilding Hft’s nursery which provides horticultural training at the charity’s Herts and Essex service for people with learning disabilities.

Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun, from families to experienced cyclists. Participants will set off between 9.30am and 11am from Hft’s Bradbury Resource Centre on Pound Lane.

Cyclists can choose to ride 10, 20 or 50 miles on three different circular routes through the beautiful country lanes in Essex. The 50-mile route includes a refreshment stop at Ickleton village hall.

The entry fee is £10 if booked in advance or £20 on the day. Children aged under 16 can take part free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult.


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Hilary Colbert, regional fundraising manager at Hft, said: “ We need your sponsorship as much as your pedalling power to make this event a massive fundraising success.

“Our bike ride is the perfect family day out as it is non-competitive and relaxed. So please do come along and join in the fun!”

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“All of the money raised will go towards the renovation of our nursery in Ugley, upgrading the centre’s facilities and accessibility. This will help us to give more people with learning disabilities the opportunity to experience horticultural training.”

Anyone who is interested in taking part should contact Hilary Colbert on 01525 376564 or hilary.colbert@hft.org.uk for an information pack and entry details or book online at hft.org.uk/events.

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