Charity sportive in aid of Michael Bonney desperate for 200 riders to avoid cancellation

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Charity sportive, the Ride for Michael Bonney, faces cancellation in its second year if it fails to attract 200 riders by next week.

The ride, which starts from Penrith Leisure Centre in Cumbria, is to raise funds for the Michael Bonney Fund and the Epic Kidz charity.

The sportive is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 5,  with two routes of 30 and 60 miles for riders to take on. Entry costs just £20 for the long course and £15 for the short, with entry available online.

The ride is in aid of Michael Bonney, who was left tetraplegic after a falling off his bike during the Eden Valley sportive in March, 2013. Having been a key figure in the UK cycling industry at Orange Mountain Bikes, the response to Michael’s story from the cycling community has meant that Michael’s quality of life has been drastically better than it could have been and the sportive is needed to help take that even further.

If you’re interested in riding for a great cause, you can find out more information and enter the sportive here.

You can also find out more about Ride for Michael at the official website here.