Saddle up! Only a few weeks left to sign up for Compton Care’s Round the Wrekin cycling event!

Specialist palliative and bereavement support provider, Compton Care, is looking forward to its popular Round the Wrekin cycle fundraiser, taking place on Sunday 19 May.

Last year’s event saw over 400 supporters cycle through the Shropshire countryside to raise more than £32,000 to help fund the charity’s work supporting people with life limiting conditions and their families in the local community.       

Now in its seventh year, 2024’s event looks set to be the biggest and best yet with revamped routes and more on offer for participants.

Starting from Dudley Kingswinford Rugby Club in Kingswinford, the three new routes have been designed to offer something for all abilities. The family-friendly ‘Hugh Porter Challenge’ is a 21-mile route touring quiet lanes through Badger and Beckbury and is suitable for cyclists aged 11+.

The ‘Compton Care Classic’ is a 60-mile route offering big descents and beautiful scenery for those aged 16+. Finally, ‘The Epic’ is the ultimate 100-mile challenge and takes seasoned cyclists deep into the Shropshire countryside featuring a brand-new climb over the Long Mynd and of course, round the Wrekin.

Community & Events Fundraiser at Compton Care, Cara Bright, said: “We are really looking forward to the event and with just four weeks to go now is the time to sign up.  We are excited about the new routes this year and we have something for everyone, from novices up to experienced cyclists.

“Everyone who takes part will receive their own Compton Care Round the Wrekin 2024 medal and we have lots of new benefits for participants including finish line food and a brand-new event supporter, HIGH5, who will be keeping cyclists fuelled with nutritious energy gels.

“One thing we hear time and again is how amazing the atmosphere on the day is. Since the event began, it’s raised £200,000 for our patients and their families, which is just incredible, and we’d like to thank everyone involved from start to finish for their support.”

 

To find out more and to register, please visit comptoncare.org.uk/roundthewrekin.

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