WITH the Prince of Wales Hospice annual Cyclothon just around the corner, a two-wheeled race ace is urging more riders to get involved.
Two-time British road race champion John Tanner is backing the event, which takes place on Sunday, May 27, when organisers hope £30,000 will be raised.
Mr Tanner represented Great Britain at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics and is a member of the Knottingley-based BBM Bikes team, who are partnering the hospice to ensure the day runs smoothly.
He said: “I’m delighted that BBM Bikes have chosen to support the Cyclothon this year. Cycling is a wonderful sport and it is great that enthusiasts can support the Prince of Wales Hospice by spending their Sunday doing something they enjoy.
“The three routes offer an experience for all abilities, whether you are all about speed or simply want to make a day of it with a pack-up and enjoy the scenery.
“So hop on your bike, show you care and support your local charity!”
Riders on May 27 will have a choice of three routes to follow, covering a distance of 30, 45 or 60 miles.
For more information and to register to take partin the Cyclothon, go www.pwh.org.uk/events and entry forms are also available from Helen Wells in the fundraising team on 0844 248 4787.