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Cycling fundraiser to be held next month

Fri 3 May 2013

Cycling fundraiser to be held next month

Visitors to the Isle of Wight in June might like to lend their support to a worthy cause, with the 100 Here 100 There cycle event.

The Isle of Wight leg of this special fundraiser will be taking place on the 30th from 07:00 to 19:00 BST and will see locals and visitors alike helping to raise money for the opening of a new Wessex Cancer Trust cancer support centre in Newport.

Entry into the race will cost £25 for adults, £5 for 16 to 18-year-olds and £1 for under-16s, with this fee going towards helping the trust achieve its goal, as well as for the provision of refreshments for everyone taking part.

Mechanical assistance will be provided for racers on the day from Wight Mountain, with participants aiming to complete a 100-mile route around the island, followed by the successful traversing of 100 mountain peaks in ten days in northern France.

It promises to be a gruelling feat for entrants, but also one that will give a great amount back to the local community in return.

Indeed, the event's organisers have stated their aim lies in "bringing the community together to support Island cancer patients and their families in partnership with the Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service, Wessex Cancer Trust, Seeds4Change and the Firefighters Charity".

Meanwhile, visitors heading to the island in the coming weeks might also like to check out the return of the 17th Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival, which will be taking place from May 31st to June 3rd.

It promises to offer attractions to entertain all the family, with live music to be provided by The Regular Joes, The Tootsie Rollers and Mr B - the Gentleman Rhymer. Other events being put on during the festival include a Surfin' Safari Night, a celebration of flowers and even a display of classic cars.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801581425-ADNFCR

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