Wooler Wheelto honour rider

The next instalment of a popular bike ride will be in aid of the British Heart Foundation (BHF), in memory of a passionate cycling enthusiast.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 27 April, 2018, 14:00
Wooler Wheel. Picture by AndersonDrummond Photography

The Wooler Wheel organisers have announced that the Borderlands Cycle Sportive on May 12 will be in honour of Leigh Robinson, from Alnwick.

Leigh, who died in November aged 45, was passionate about anything to do with cycling and had taken part in previous Wooler Wheel events.

The event – offering distances of 170km, 100km and 60km, plus a Junior event for accompanied under 16s of 30km – gives riders views of the beautiful countryside in north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. There have been over 2,000 entries.

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Dan McNally, from the BHF, said; “A big thank you to the Wooler Wheel for their incredible support. “We are so very grateful to be chosen as beneficiaries of this year’s events and are looking forward to making this year another successful one. BHF funds hundreds of research projects and we have placed more than 75 life-saving defibrillators across Northumberland.”

For more details visit www.woolerwheel.co.uk