All those who took part in the ride this year were in with a chance to win a Boardman bike! The thanks of the Wirral Bikeathon go to Chris Boardman for kindly donating a Boardman Bike once again this year.
This year’s Bikeathon took place on Sunday 12th June 2016. Many thanks to all those who took part. A magnificent £41,500 was pledged!
Your sponsorship - you can send a cheque or postal order made payable to “Wirral Bikeathon” and send it to: Mr R Smith, Treasurer, Bloodwise, Wirral LLR Bikeathon, 33 Bertram Drive, Meols, Wirral, CH47 OLG. Please write your rider number on the BACK of the cheque or postal order. PLEASE RETURN YOUR COMPLETED SPONSORSHIP FORM AT THE SAME TIME TO ENABLE US TO RECLAIM GIFT AID if you are eligible.
The lucky winner of the draw to win a Chris Boardman bike was Mr David Crowe rider no. 483 and Chris Boardman was there to give him advice on a choice of bike.
The winner of the 1-month family gym membership for Total Fitness was No 250, Miss Issey Dudley.
Click here to see photos of the 2016 Bikeathon. More will appear shortly. The selfie station was a great success as many people had their photos taken with Chris Boardman! To see the photos on Twitter visit /twitter.com/BloodwiseWirral and see
This is the 18th year of the Wirral Bikeathon, supporting Bloodwise, the new name for the charity Leukeamia and Lymphoma Research. The Deputy Mayor of Wirral started the ride in the company of Chris Boardman, our local Patron, who encouraged the entrants on their way through Arrowe Country Park towards Caldy, the Wirral Way and the first 14 mile section of the 28 mile route.
Back at Arrowe Country Park, in the start, mid-point and finish area, riders were treated to cold drinks or hot refreshments thanks to the Red Room Cafe while enjoying the lively music of the Peninsula Jazzmen and the Ukulele band.
Thanks also go to Bikes and Boards (West Kirby), The Bike Shop (Moreton) and K-Cycles of Eastham who continue to support us by providing bike repair services in the park and at Dovepoint on the prom in Meols. See below for the many other organizations who we also wish to thank profusely for their valuable support.
Bikes and Boards (West Kirby), Birkenhead Scouts, Boardman Bikes, K-Cycles (Eastham), Manone Medical, Network Rail, RAYNET, St Andrews Scouts Meols, Supersaver Ltd (Birkenhead), The Bike Shop (Moreton), Total Fitness, Unilever, URENCO, West Wallasey Car & Van Hire (Thingwall), West Wirral Scouts, Wirral Borough Council, Wirral Cycling Campaign, Wirral Globe, Wirral University Teaching Hospital,