Latest News | 10 May 2022

Cycle challenge for holiday centre

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Cyclists from far and wide are preparing to take on a 100-mile bike ride this weekend in aid of Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre.

The riders, from as far afield as Lancashire and Shrewsbury, as well as the local area, will meet at Pride Park this Saturday to pedal the 100-mile distance from Derby to Skegness in aid of the centre.

Because of Covid, it will be the first time the charity’s annual ‘SkegVegas 100’ ride has been able to take place since 2019.

The centre gives five-day seaside stays in Skegness to children from the county who are nominated because they might not otherwise get a break, either due to financial hardship or other issues.

Forced to shut for two years, also because of Covid, the centre reopened to 2022’s first busload of children in March.

Chairman Alan Grimadell said: “The SkegVegas 100 is our charity’s biggest fundraiser of the year and it’s great to see it going ahead once again.

“So far over the years this event has raised more than £91,000 for the holiday centre.

“Hats off to all the riders who agree to take part. It’s wonderful to think that our Derbyshire charity is attracting cyclists from so far away. Thank you to each and every one of them.”

To support the SkegVegas 100, please click here.

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