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Charities helped by pedal power

Fundraisers all over Bath have been getting in the saddle to raise cash for charity.

A total of 152 people pedalled it out at the CircleSportive event at the end of April to raise money for the Children’s Hospice South West.

Those taking part could complete either an 80-mile or 20-mile route from the Peasdown St John Hospital.

During the same weekend, more than 15 people got on exercise bikes outside the Bath Sports and Leisure Centre to take part in an eight-hour pedal challenge in aid of the Forever Friends Appeal’s Space for Cancer Care Campaign.

The event raised more than £2,000 for cancer equipment at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

More cyclists are now needed for an event in June, which aims to raise money for The Bath Rugby Foundation.

The foundation is hoping to raise £50,000 to help support its work with children in the area.

More than 40 people have signed up for the Bike Bath 30-mile event, but organisers are hoping to reach the 100 mark.

Former Bath Rugby and England star David Trick is among those who have volunteered to take part.

He said: “I’ve enjoyed cycling for a few years, not least because it’s relatively low impact on my knees which are not in as good condition as they were years ago.

“I’m also aware of the fantastic work the foundation does in the region and was more than happy to accept the invitation.”

A total of £15, 000 has already been raised for the appeal through donations and a comedy night starring Russell Howard.

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