Jazz Walia of Tannus Tyres is urging London cyclists to join a charity bike ride.
The 17-mile ride on Sunday, May 14th is raising money for charities and crosses three East London boroughs. The annual SACA Charity Bike ride is organised by Sikhgiving.org.uk and travels from Ilford to Goodmayes along a fully marshaled route, helped by the London Cycling Campaign.
Charities benefiting from around £10,000 that is raised each year include Richard House Childrens’ Hospice, Keith Palmer Family Charity and Jeena – a charity to support victims of abuse.
The event – now in its 14th year – is open to anyone over eight years old and under 12s must be accompanied by an adult. Entrants have to raise £25 in sponsorship or pay a £25 entry fee. Jazz Walia, head of Tannus and Chill bikes, helps with the organisation and takes part each year. It is attended by the mayors of Newham, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham.
Walia said: “It’s a great morning of fun and all for a very good cause. It’s open for anyone – any size, colour or shape – and is a great event which takes over the area. Please come and join in; if you can’t join in make a donation to Sikhgiving through JustGiving or sponsor a rider.”
The circular ride starts in Sainsbury’s car park, Ilford, at 8.30am, passes through Manor Park, Forest Gate and reaches Upton park, before heading back via Barking and High Road, Ilford before finishing at Goodmayes.
For more information and to download sponsorship forms, visit www.sikhgiving.org.uk.