Charity Ride the Roaches event

Cyclists of all abilities are being invited to get on their bikes and take part in Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s first ever ‘Ride the Roaches’ cycling sportive this September.

People can now sign up to take part in the sportive, which runs out of the Trust’s Wolseley Bridge headquarters on Sunday, September 2. Money raised from the event will help to go towards the Trust’s conservation work across Staffordshire.

The courses have been designed by professionals at Ride Ventures to test the best – with all abilities catered for.

There will be three distances for people to take part in, a ‘Mammoth’ 90-mile route, a ‘Midi’ 60-mile route and a ‘Mini’ 20-mile route.

Sue Chance, Head of Commercial for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, said:

“Preparations are now well under way for our first cycling sportive to raise much needed funds for our charity.

“The courses take in some of Staffordshire’s beautiful scenery and we feel the three routes – which have been professionally created – are perfect for all abilities. We wanted the sportive to be open to everyone to take part in and feel having these three routes means that is possible.

“We also want to encourage people to take part and gain sponsorship as part of the sportive – it’d be great if people could raise money for the work we do across Staffordshire by asking people to sponsor them for participating.”

The cost to enter the Mammoth route is £25, for the Midi is £20 and Mini £15, as well as a £1 application fee for all routes.

To enter and for more info head to www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/RideTheRoaches where you can access the sign up page.