Olympic medallist and triple world champion gymnast Beth Tweddle will be in the saddle for the first time for this year’s Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool cycle.
The event, on July 5, will see cyclists taking to the roads of Chester and Liverpool in a variety of challenges spanning from five miles up to a 100 mile cycle.
The challenge is to raise funds for Claire House Hospice.
Beth, 30, said: “In January I had a routine operation on my ankles – everything went well but I had to rest them for quite a while after. Cycling was one of the first sports I have been able to take up and I have a new found love for it.”
This will be the first time that the former Queen’s School pupil will take part in the event
She added: “Last year I dropped my boyfriend Andy off at the start line and wondered why I wasn’t taking part so this year I have decided to join him. I am taking part with two friends. It is a great way to get together, both before for training and on the day itself.
“We are taking part mainly because it is such a fun event and also a great opportunity to raise money for Claire House. The training has been going well – we went for a cycle the other day and before we knew it we had hit 23 miles. There’s nothing like cycling in the sun!”
Beth’s career has gone from strength to strength since retiring from competitive sport. She was crowned Dancing on Ice champion in 2013 and took part in the all-stars series, finishing third.
Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool bike ride facts:
- There are a variety of routes on offer for all abilities including a five-mile Family Tunnel Ride a unique opportunity to cycle traffic free through the Mersey Tunnel, starting and finishing in Liverpool - perfect for mum, dad and the kids.
- For a slightly more challenging route there is the 25 mile Chester to Liverpool bike ride or Liverpool to Chester route.
- Alternatively, you might want to consider a 50 mile challenge, Liverpool to Chester and return back to Liverpool or the Chester circular.
- Finally, the ultimate challenge for cycling enthusiasts, there is a 100 mile route option, which takes in the beautiful Cheshire countryside, including Delamere Forest.
- There are a series of free mini cycle shows in Liverpool, Neston Market Square and the Countess of Chester Health Park on the day including: making your own sensational smoothies by pedal power, sport massages, face painting, circus skills, bike security markings.
To sign up and for further details of the event contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.liverpoolchesterliverpool.com/
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