Preston’s First Santa Cycle to Help Save Space

Preston’s first Santa Cycle in aid of the Space Centre takes place this Sunday 16th December on the Guild Wheel.

Leisure riders are invited to cycle as much or as little of the Guild Wheel as they choose dressed as Santa adorned with Christmas decorations. Participants are invited to seek sponsorship or make discretionary donations to help save the Space Centre.

Cycling enthusiasts seeking a challenge are also welcome to ride in groups of 20 or less starting from the Preston Marina from 10 am to complete one circuit or more of the Guild Wheel.

More information is available on the website www.saveourspacecentre.org.uk.

For Save Our Space Centre Ross McWilliam said,

“The aim is to enjoy a beautiful 21 mile ride around the perimeter of Preston and raise much needed funds for The Space Centre. We hope that the challenge element will appeal to clubs and cycling enthusiasts. Whilst the leisure event is for recreational cyclists to do as much or as little as they choose.

“We’re hoping for good weather. But in case it’s any colder, wetter, or windier than we might ideally like we are encouraging people to stay warm, dry and safe above all else. We have offered some guidelines on the Save Our Space Centre website to help participants cycle safely.”

The Space Centre on Pedders Lane in Preston has been providing vital services for severely disabled people across Lancashire for almost 20 years. But now, its future hangs in the balance after it thought it had secured £800,000 in grants, only to find out they never existed.

To help raise money, cyclists can download a sponsorship form from the saveourspacecentre.org.uk website or make a discretionary donation when passing the Preston Marina on their ride.

Riders can also encourage friends and colleagues to visit the new Just Giving website at http://www.justgiving.com/teams/SaveOurSpace and donate including the word ‘santa cycle’.

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