South East London’s largest annual sponsored cycle ride for charity will take place this weekend to raise funds for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

It all happens on Sunday, 7th October and riders have the choice of 3 start points along the Thames Cycle Path in Erith, Greenwich and Woolwich, and they can choose from either a 12 or 24 mile route.

The event is supported by Wheelies Cycle Centre in Erith and Sidcup Cycle Centre on Station Road, Sidcup who will provide free bike safety checks and mobile workshops to help out cyclists with mechanical problems.

Terry Mathis from Wheelies Cycle Centre and Nigel Hill from Sidcup Cycle Centre have supported the Hospice cycle since it started 12 years ago.

“Wheelies are very pleased to be associated with the annual Hospice Cycle,” said Terry. “The Thames Cycle Path is an ideal location for cyclists of all abilities and it’s a wonderful day out for all the family. Riding a bike is fun!"           

All cyclists will be presented with finishers medals, and refreshments will be available at the start point and also along the route.

The event is suitable for all ages (5 years and up) as the route follows the Thames Cycle Path, meaning participants can ride at their own pace and enjoy the day. 

The first 100 children to sign up will also receive a free drink bottle.

Registration costs £10 for adults, £5 for children (5-15 years) and £25 for a family ticket (2 adults & 2 children).

For details of the event and to register, go to email  or call 020 8319 9230.