Bath cyclists urged to get in the saddle for charity
Following the success of cycling at the Olympics, people in Bath are being urged to get on their bikes to raise money for charity.
You don't have to be Bradley Wiggins or Victoria Pendleton to take part in the Bath Bikeathon – but you will win a medal at the end of it.
The event takes place on Sunday, September 16, and is raising money for the Bath branch of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
BBC Points West presenter Imogen Sellers and her children Louix, eight, and Mia, five, will be among those taking part.
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Riders will start at 11am from the Brassmill Lane Trading Estate and will have the chance to take in some of the scenery around Bath.
They will then cycle along the Bath to Bristol cycle path, and have the choice to do the full 26 miles, or the shorter ten-mile route to Bitton.
Volunteer Mike Turner has been involved with the Bath branch of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research for 25 years and said it was a worthy cause to support.
He said: "Most families are touched at sometime by various forms of cancer.
"This puts most of our lives into a different perspective, you want to do all you can to raise money to help research into finding a cure.
"The Bath and District Branch of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research is a small committee who have been working hard for over 40 years to raise money for research.
"I am happy to play a small part in this as I feel my main aim in life is to help others especially people not enjoying good health.
"I look forward to once again welcoming everyone on the September 16 for the bikeathon."
Leukaemia is the most common form of cancer in children. Around 450 children and 7,600 adults are diagnosed with leukaemia in the UK every year.
Lymphoma is the most common form of blood cancer, with around 11,700 people diagnosed every year.
Entry is £7 for adults, £5 for children, or £20 for families.
To sign up contact Sally Murrant on 07966 023543 or 01225 322242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. uk. For information on leukaemia and lymphoma visit www.beat bloodcancers.org.