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Bike Ride through Thetford Forest for EACH

The popular Ride for Life cycling event will return to Thetford Forest again this year to raise vital funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH)

2012 is the 19th Year of Ride for Life, which has raised more than £726,861 since it began, and this year promises to be just as successful and just as fun. In 2012 EACH is also celebrating 21 years of Quidenham hospice.

Ride for Life 2012 will take place in the heart of Thetford Forest on Sunday 20th May. Ten mile and 25 mile off-road routes and 19 mile and 35 mile on road cycle routes are available, as are three mile and nine mile walking routes- so there really is something for everyone.

Based at the village green in Santon Downham – participants and supporters will also be able to enjoy live acoustic music as well as an array of food stalls including a Barbecue. The event has grown significantly since it began in 1994 and approximately 1,000 cyclists and walkers of varying ages and abilities now take part every year.

Monies raised from the event ensures EACH can continue to deliver care and support to local life-threatened children and their families- in families’ homes or at one of three hospices; Quidenham, Milton or Ipswich.

EACH needs to raise £4.8 million from the public to deliver their services this year and Ride For Life plays a key role. Adult cyclists: £10, adult walkers: £6, child cyclists (13 and under): £5, child walkers: £4 and team entry prices vary. Participants are asked to raise sponsorship.

• For more information visit www.each.org.uk or call: 01953 715559.

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