A charity bike ride is set to take place this spring to raise much needed funds for RJAH Charity, along with marking 100 years since The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) relocated to its current site in Gobowen.
The Centenary Cycle will take place on Sunday 27 March and will see a host of cyclists take on a 60k or 100k route around Shropshire’s picturesque countryside.
Miss Gillian Cribb, Consultant Orthopaedic and Oncological Surgeon at the Oswestry-based hospital, has pledged her support to the challenge by signing up to the 100k challenge.
She said: “As an avid cyclist I really enjoy taking on new challenges and the Centenary Cycle is a really exciting addition to the calendar.
“Charities have undoubtedly struggled throughout the pandemic, and I’m really pleased this event will directly benefit RJAH Charity and the important work they carry out within the hospital.”
Money raised by RJAH Charity is used to fund projects across the hospital to support the delivery of world class patient care and improve staff services.
Victoria Sugden, Charity Director, said: “We are so grateful to Gill for undertaking the 100k challenge and helping to fundraise for the benefit of RJAH Charity.
“Our Centenary Cycle is inclusive for cyclists of all abilities; the most experienced bikers preparing for big events, to those that simply want to come along, raise money for a terrific cause and have fun!
“With distances of 60k and 100k there is something for everyone and we particularly encourage those with e-bikes to take part and enjoy the day – there will certainly be plenty of cake and coffee to keep cyclists fuelled, as well as good company.”
To register to take part in the event please visit: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/257327/Centenary-Cycle.
Cyclists are encouraged to gain sponsorship for the event – contact the team directly for a sponsorship form by:
- Emailing – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephoning – 01691 404401
To donate and support the fundraising event visit: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/centenarycycle.
Photo caption: Miss Gillian Cribb, Consultant Orthopaedic and Oncological Surgeon, has pledged her support to the Centenary Cycle to raise money for the RJAH Charity.
Pictured: Miss Gillian Cribb, Consultant Orthopaedic and Oncological Surgeon, has pledged her support to the Centenary Cycle to raise money for the RJAH Charity.