Rob McIndoe, Johnston Logistics UK Director, said: “As I found out in 2018, Ride for Life is a tough three-day cycling challenge, but it’s definitely worth the effort! EACH is very close to our hearts and there are few more important causes than supporting children and their families through such difficult times. It’s even more of an honour this year as it’s in memory of our founder, Richard Johnston, who was a dedicated supporter of the children’s hospices.”
Becky Redbond, EACH Events Fundraising Manager, said: “We’re so excited for the return of Ride for Life. After all the time in lockdown over the last year, there has perhaps never been a better time to get out around the region and enjoy the stunning countryside scenes.
“This year’s event is, once again, sponsored by Johnston Logistics UK and it’s absolutely fitting for it to be taking place in memory of Richard, who was a truly dedicated EACH supporter.
“The sponsorship over the years has enabled many friendships to be forged and great memories to be made, and I’m sure this year will be no different. Of course, it’s also enabled a huge amount of money to go towards care and support for some of the region’s most vulnerable families.
“The event is both suitably challenging for experienced cyclists and fun for newer ones. There’s the possibility to sign up for just one day as opposed to the full three, too.”
Registration for the three days is £100, with participants expected to target £600 sponsorship. Registration for a day is £30, with a £150 sponsorship target.
Cyclists will benefit from a fully signed route, a back-up vehicle for the journey, mechanical support, refreshments, lunches and first aid assistance, plus receive a medal upon finishing.
For more information and to get involved visit www.each.org.uk/