Family-friendly cycle ride for St John’s Hopsice campaign

Jason Queally.
Jason Queally.

Get on your bikes for a free family-friendly cycle ride in aid of our Save Our Hospice campaign.

Olympic gold medal winner and Lancaster University alumnus Jason Queally will be on hand to start the ride, giving people the opportunity to cycle with an Olympic Gold medallist.

Lancaster University Students’ Union is urging people to take part in the ride on Saturday, May 3 – which through our appeal will raise money for St John’s Hospice, Lancaster.

Starting and finishing at the University campus, Roses Ride 2014 gives cyclists of all ages and abilities a range of mileage options from an easy 1.8 mile guided campus route, a gentle easy-going six mile route exploring the local cycle way, and a longer steady 17 mile ride for those who want to challenge their family.

All rides are on cycle way and marshalled road routes, and LUSU is working with British Cycling to ensure that these rides are fun and accessible for all.

There is the opportunity to create a sponsorship page on the LUSU website.

The bike ride is part of the 50th anniversary of The Roses (which is being held from May 2 to 4), and annual sporting competition which is held between Lancaster University and York University.

LUSU vice president (activities) Emily Pollitt said: “The Roses Ride is a great opportunity to participate in a weekend of sport with a former Olympic Champion and our champions of the future.

“Whether people have only just learnt how to ride a bike or have been doing it for years, start pedalling and ride to support Lancaster!”

All riders must pre-register to avoid disappointment as rider numbers for the event are limited.

Visit or telephone 01524 510849 for more information or to register for a place in the ride.