Racing legend boosts children

HUNDREDS of cyclists and walkers will this summer take part in a massive event in Rendlesham Forest to raise money for children suffering from terminal illnesses.

HUNDREDS of cyclists and walkers will this summer take part in a massive event in Rendlesham Forest to raise money for children suffering from terminal illnesses.

The 6th annual Ride for Life will be helping the Ipswich Children's Hospice run by EACH and takes place on Sunday June 15.

Organisers say this year's event will be bigger and better than ever, with a third and longer cycle route being added to the challenges for those taking part.

The rides and walk all start from the forest visitor centre. The off-road rides are waymarked six, ten and 18.5 mile circuits, suitable for most types of bike and rider.


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For people who prefer to walk there's a special three-mile Father's Day walk.

EACH patron Frankie Dettori said: “Having recently visited my local EACH hospice, and as a father, it is comforting to know that the charity is there to support local families who have children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.

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“The different aspects of hospice care they deliver is vital to the families who find themselves in need of help.”

The family fun day includes a barbecue, refreshments, stalls and free parking.

People can enter by calling 01953 715559 for an entry form or entering on-line at www.each.org.uk

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