Colne and West Craven charity fund-raisers are gearing up to ride the bright lights of Blackpool on Tuesday and are inviting others to pull on their Lycra and join them too.
The Colne and West Craven Cancer Research UK fund-raising committee are preparing to lead a group along the resort’s promenade by pedal power rather than petrol power to take in a preview of this year’s Blackpool Illuminations.
Thousands are expected to descend on one of the country’s most famous events to see the attractions in a new light. The official switch-on is next Friday.
Between 7pm and 10pm, people can ride at any point along the promenade from Starr Gate at South Shore to Red Bank Road in Bispham. The Cancer Research group are meeting at 7pm at the South Pier.
You can ride as much or as little of the 5.2 mile route as you are able to and committee secretary Margaret Cannon is beaming just at the thought of the event.
She said: “The lights are so well known and to cycle through them, particularly for the children cycling at night on traffic free roads, it’s going to be magical. It just seems such a fun thing to do.”
All bikes must have a minimum of one white light at the front and one red light at the back and all participants must wear a cycle helmet. A responsible adult must accompany all children.
For further information and to join the group, contact Margaret Cannon by email on CRUKcolne@yahoo.com or call 867856 or 07939 090148. To make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/teams/CWC