A scenic East Midlands cycle ride for a very good cause
Local entrepreneur James Blick is calling on residents across the East Midlands to get involved in a very special charity cycle event on 9th October, raising money for CHECT, the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust.
CHECT is an outstanding charity, fighting to find a cure for Retinoblastoma and other related cancers which affect approximately 1,500 children each year. In 2003, James’ seven month old son, Jacob was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma. After a heart wrenching course of chemotherapy, numerous check-ups, hospital visits and minor operations, Jacob thankfully recovered from the disease, however many children are not as lucky.
“It is the least I can do, as I am in belated awe of the nurses, staff and all the work the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust do everyday for so many children suffering from such a terrible disease”
On Sunday 9th October 2011 join James and his team for a cycle ride across the heart of theEast Midlands. Cyclists will weave their way through Castle Donington, Nottingham, Belper and Derby, covering three counties and approximately 50 miles of the very best the East Midlands has to offer.
The journey will begin at 8am at Donington Manor Hotel in Castle Donington. Those taking part will be greeted with hot drinks and a bacon roll, giving them much needed energy before they set out on their trip.
Stage one follows the River Trent and The Nottingham Canal to the coveted Lace Market Hotel in Nottingham, a popular inner city social hub. As cyclists prepare for their next stretch they will be treated to light refreshments in the Lace Market’s Cock & Hoop pub.
After a short break, the team will trek on to The Lion Hotel, situated in the picturesque town ofBelper. This two hour ride will allow cyclists to take in beautiful views of the Peak District, as they look forward to the afternoon tea that awaits them.
Stage three involves an uphill climb to Cathedral Quarter Hotel in Derby, before returning back to Donington Manor Hotel for a glass of bubbly or pint to celebrate.
A place in the event costs just £35 per person and all profits go to CHECT.