Cyclists needed for hospice Nightrider team

Next month, hundreds of cyclists will spend a Saturday night riding around Liverpool’s famous landmarks to raise money for loads of great causes.

St. Joseph’s Hospice has several charity places up for grabs in this year’s Liverpool Nightrider, which takes place on 14th/15th July and they are looking for supporters to join their team.

There are three choices for the ride, the first is a 50km loop which starts with a ride through the Mersey Tunnel (which will be closed to other traffic) over to the Wirral Peninsula. This will include highlights such as the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, West Kirby and Port Sunlight, plus there are spectacular views back over the city centre.

The second loop is also 50km and takes in some world-famous landmarks: Liverpool's historic waterfront, Albert Dock, Echo Arena, Cavern Club, Empire Theatre, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, Knotty Ash, Anfield Stadium (Liverpool FC) and Goodison Park (Everton FC). Finally, you could choose to ride both routes in one incredible 100km ride!

Nightrider is organised by leading charity challenge company, Classic Challenge, who have been organising challenge events for twenty-five years. The route will be fully sign-posted and there will be full support, back up and regular break stops throughout the night, along with a well-earned breakfast and medal at the finish.

Laura Smith, community fundraiser at St. Joseph’s Hospice, said: “Liverpool Nightrider is a fun and social ride so there’s no timing or racing involved. It’s just about having a good time, soaking up the atmosphere and supporting each other.

“If you enjoy cycling and are looking for a different and enjoyable challenge then this is for you! Why not get together with your friends or colleagues and join the St Joseph's Hospice Liverpool Nightrider team with one of our limited charity places? We’ll also give you lots of advice and support to help you fundraise.”

To secure your place in Liverpool Nightrider, REGISTER HERE. Registration is £39 plus a minimum sponsorship of £175 for the hospice.

For further information, call the fundraising team on 0151 932 6044 or email