With its debut event in 2013, Wiltshire’s Savernake Sizzler Cycling Challenge is back again on Sunday 27 July to support Sparks.
A fun but tough cycling event takes place on Sunday 27 July, near Marlborough, and is organised by GiveItSome, which is run by Swindon father and daughter team, Paul Greenman (51) and Penny Pauw (28), pictured right.
Welcoming all abilities, participants are free to ride either 93, 56 or 32 miles through some of Wiltshire’s most stunning landscapes. The routes promise a fantastic mix of challenging hilly, winding lanes and straight, fast sections. Entries are from as little as £10 each, with all the facilities you’d expect from a larger cycling sportive, combined with the friendly atmosphere of a smaller local event.
GiveItSome are encouraging cyclists not just to ride but to take up the opportunity to raise funds for their sponsored charity Sparks as well, raising money to fund pioneering medical research projects that specifically help babies, children and pregnant women.
Laura Crouch, Regional Fundraiser at Sparks, states: “We are delighted that people are supporting Sparks through this event. This will help us find cures and treatment to help the 1 in 30 babies born in the UK with an illness or disability that could affect them for life. The money you raise really will make a huge difference to the lives of babies, children and pregnant women, so get on your bikes for a great cause!”
A free t-shirt each and a chance to win cycling merchandise is available to all those riding in aid of the charity. Any donations towards the free sports massages on offer from the Kube Medical team, as well as proceeds from the home-baked goodies stall and tea and coffee donations will be going to Sparks. A perfect end to a hard cycle.
Organiser and local cycling and running enthusiast Paul Greenman states, “Savernake Sizzler is a great opportunity to fundraise for a worthy cause as well as brilliant motivation for cyclists to get out in the fresh air and enjoy our beautiful countryside. There will hopefully be some personal achievements gained along the way, with routes to suit all abilities, and of course a chance to meet other like-minded riders from the local area”
There are still sponsorship opportunities available for local companies who would like to get involved. There are also opportunities on the day for relevant promotional stalls offering free samples or services.