Sign up for Honiton Cycle Rides 2008

PUBLISHED: 13:39 25 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:38 15 June 2010

HOSPISCARE is preparing to stage the tenth annual Honiton Cycle Rides challenge.

HOSPISCARE is preparing to stage the tenth annual Honiton Cycle Rides challenge.Registration for the event is now open.Taking place on May 18, the cycling fest will offer riders a choice of six different routes.The whole family can take part in the fun event, which raises thousands of pounds every year. Choose between five, 17 and 28 mile routes, plus an off-road course for both adults and juniors. The five mile ride is recommended for beginners, going through Gittisham and returning via the old A30. The off-road challenge is a tough route, following the course at Land Rover Experience, normally reserved for those with 4x4 power! Entry for all routes is £5 for adults and £1 for children under 16, and all entrants have the chance to win a mountain bike. All routes start from the Otter Inn, Weston, at 10am.Car parking will be at Cameron Fuller, Heathpark, and will be well signposted. This event has raised in excess of £65,000 in the past nine years, and organisers are hoping that this year will be better than ever. Louise Reilly, of Hospiscare, said: "Last year, despite bad weather, hundreds of people turned out and thousands of pounds were raised. "This year it's fingers crossed for a good summer but, whatever the weather, it will be a great day out." If you would like to register you can download a form from the Hospiscare website, or pick one up from Honiton's Hospiscare shop or the Land Rover Experience. Hospiscare nurses are the experts in caring for the dying. The charity supports people with life-threatening illness, their relatives and carers. Each patient is different and our specialist staff help people to make the most of life, meeting physical emotional, social and spiritual needs.

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