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Inaugural Ride the Roaches event boosts conservation charity

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s first ever ‘Ride the Roaches’ cycling sportive is inviting cyclists of all abilities to get on their bikes and take part this September.

The sportive, which runs out of the Trust’s Wolseley Bridge headquarters on Sunday 2nd September, is now open for riders to sign up. Money raised from the event will help to go towards the Trust’s conservation work across Staffordshire.

There will be three distances for people to take part in, a ‘Mammoth’ 90-mile route, a ‘Midi’ 60-mile route and a ‘Mini’ 30-mile route. The courses have been designed by professionals at Ride Ventures to test the best – with all abilities catered for.

Sue Chance, Head of Commercial for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, said: “Preparations are now well underway for our first cycling sportive to raise much needed funds for our charity.

“The courses take in some of Staffordshire’s beautiful scenery and we feel the three routes – which have been professionally created – are perfect for all abilities. We wanted the sportive to be open to everyone to take part in and feel having these three routes means that is possible.

“We also want to encourage people to take part and gain sponsorship as part of the sportive – it’d be great if people could raise money for the work we do across Staffordshire by asking people to sponsor them for participating.”

For further details on the various routes click the links below:

The cost to enter the Mammoth route is £25, for the Midi is £20 and Mini £15, as well as a £1 application fee for all routes.

To enter and for more info head to www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/RideTheRoaches where you can access the event sign up page.

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