Jessie’s Fund calls on cyclists

Published: Sunday 1st March 2015 by The News Editor

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Cyclists in Hull are being urged to join a charity’s 20th anniversary celebrations and raise funds to support its work at the same time.

Children’s charity Jessie’s Fund has two places available for the 100-mile Prudential RideLondon on August 2, which retraces the route of the London Olympics road race, and is also looking for participants for the Amsterdam 300 in July.

The 300-mile ride will see two groups of 15 riders travel through some of the flattest terrain in Europe, setting off from Hull on July 2 for four days of cycling plus a day off, and returning to the city on July 8.

Lesley Schatzberger, director of Jessie’s Fund, said: “Many of the children we work with can’t communicate verbally and Jessie’s Fund gives them a means of expression through music. It’s something that makes a big difference for the children and their families and we want to do more of it.

“Our 20th anniversary year is the chance for us to raise more money to help more children across Britain and we hope that keen cyclists will get involved and use pedal power to help us change lives.”

In exchange for pedalling and fundraising, Jessie’s Fund said it will organise all luggage to be transported, travel from Hull and accommodation with some meals included.

The registration fee for the London ride is £25 and the fundraising target is a minimum of £500. For more information, email or call 01904 658189.

To book a place on the Amsterdam ride, which requires a £100 deposit, visit

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Published: Sunday 1st March 2015 by The News Editor

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