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The ever-popular Katharine House Hospice Cycling Challenge has been launched for 2017 with a brand new sponsor!

Katharine House Hospice are thrilled to announce that Swinnerton Cycles Forest Centre, based at Birches Valley, will be sponsoring this year’s Cycling Challenge.

Corporate Fundraiser at Katharine House Hospice, Holly Addison said “We are extremely grateful to have such a perfect match for the event. Their very generous support will mean that even more of the money raised from the challenge will go directly to patient care.”

Last year broke all records for the Cycling Challenge with nearly 700 cyclists pedalling for pounds raising an incredible amount for Katharine House. There really is something for cyclists of all abilities with 2 brand new routes of 45 and 65 miles, as well as the familiar and favourite Mini and Family routes.

The challenge, which is being held on Sunday 30th April, starts and finishes at Katharine House Hospice from 9.30 am and all finishers will receive a memento for their efforts. There will also be snacks available to purchase to help restore the cyclist’s energy afterwards.

Prices start from just £5 per person and all children under 16 ride for free.

Jack Swinnerton of Swinnerton Cycles Forest Centre said “We at Swinnerton Cycles Forest Centre are proud to be supporting the Katharine House Cycling Challenge for 2017, which is fast becoming a calendar classic.”

If you would like to take part in what’s set to be a great day for cyclists of all abilities, call the Fundraising team on 01785 270808 or visit

Katharine House Hospice provides free care and support for adults and their families who are coping with progressive illness across mid-Staffordshire. It relies upon the kindness of the local community to help generate 75% of the funds needed to run its vital range of services.