Beaverbrooks bike ride cancelled for second year due to Covid-19
With a heavy heart, Trinity Hospice has announced that its annual Beaverbrooks bike ride has been axed for the second year in a row due to safety fears about Covid-19.
The bike ride, which usually sees hundreds of cyclists pedaling down the coast to raise money for the hospice, was supposed to take place in June.
In a statement, a Trinity Hospice spokesman said: “Because of the difficulties presented over the last year, it has been impossible to predict when we may be able to safely resume our exciting events programme. We are still confident that 2021 will deliver the positivity it promised, but we may have to wait a little longer than we had first hoped.
“As the earliest possible date for events like ours to return is May 17, we are uncomfortable pressing ahead with our plans to hold a full-scale mass-participation event in early June."
The event has been postponed until June 12 2022. People who have previously signed up have the option of transferring their place to next year’s event, receiving a refund of their entry fee or choosing to donate the cost of their entry to the hospice.
Trinity Hospice's events manager Kirsty Miller said: “We really are truly sorry for any inconvenience this announcement may cause, and we appreciate there may be some who are disappointed that we have had to make this decision.
“But the safety of our community is our top priority, and we want to thank all those to continue to support us; helping us to be there for all who need our expert care across the Fylde coast.”
Cyclists looking forward to getting out and raising vital funds for the hospice may still do so with Trinity’s Virtual Beaverbrooks Bike Ride, which is taking place throughout June.
Kirsty said everyone who had signed up to this year’s Beaverbrooks Bike Ride had been contacted.
For details about the Virtual Beaverbrooks Bike Ride, visit www.trinityhospice.co.uk/our-events/detail/virtual-beaverbrooks-bike-ride.