Posted on 10th October 2019
Major Bike Ride Sponsor Gears Up for Autumn Event
Sussex IFA, Mike Oliver, principal of Mike Oliver Associates in Haywards Heath, took up the mantle of new chairman for the Greater Haywards Heath Bike Ride earlier this year. As major sponsors, the team at Mike Oliver Associates are now eagerly awaiting this iconic local cycling sportive in its new autumn slot on the weekend.
The Greater Haywards Heath Bike Ride is now in its ninth year. This year it will take place on Sunday 13th October – switched from its previous place in the spring calendar to an autumn event. Once again this year, the race will see four routes with well-spaced comfort breaks, feed stations and entertainment on The Broadway to welcome home the riders. It’s tipped to be a challenging ride for serious riders, exhilarating for weekend riders and a great day out for the whole family. Organisers hope the race will build on its record total of over £16,000 for last year.
For 2019, the Bike Ride’s chosen charity is the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity (DVLCC), which supports children under five with cerebral palsy and other motor learning impairments to realise their full potential. The charity was created to give very special children a place where they can learn and thrive in a warm, supportive setting that understands their unique journey. Through its early intervention service and support network, the charity works alongside families to give their very young children the best possible start in life.
Principal Mike Oliver said: “This is one of the best charity events in the local area; it’s thrilling, rewarding and supports genuinely worthwhile causes. Competitors and spectators alike really get into the mood and there’s a fantastic sense of camaraderie throughout.”
“As a passionate cyclist myself, the event spans the best of both worlds, offering the opportunity to combine one of my favourite hobbies with fundraising. I would urge everyone to book a slot or pop along to lend their support to the riders.”
Would be competitors and spectators can find out more and book a slot here: https://bit.ly/2VjlOsN. Online entry closes on 12 October 2019.
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