Andrew gets in the saddle to support St Catherine’s
A keen cyclist will be getting in the saddle for St Catherine’s again next month to show his support for the hospice which cared for his Mum 14 years ago.
Andrew McLean has completed the 60-mile Manchester to Blackpool bike ride for the hospice on three occasions and is now set to push himself in the hospice’s Big Charity Bike Ride on Sunday May 17th – taking on the special 75-mile challenge plus ride introduced for their 30th anniversary.
The 34-year-old from Penwortham will be riding in honour of his Mum Mary, who was cared for at St Catherine’s before she died at the age of just 46.
Andrew, who has raised more than £600 for the hospice through the various rides, said: “I’m going to be pushing myself with the 75-mile route but the 30th anniversary is a great reason to take up the challenge.
“It was such a hard time when Mum was ill – I was only 20 at the time. The hospice gave her such great care and was there to support the rest of the family too.
“I did the 50-mile route of the Big Charity Bike Ride last year and it was a lot of fun. Because there’s a choice of routes – including the 20-mile circuit of the Guild Wheel – there’s something for everyone. I’d encourage anyone to give it a go – you’ll have a great time and raise money for a charity which does amazing work.”
To sign up for the Big Charity Bike Ride on May 17th click here.
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