LCL Bike Ride is back and cyclists are invited to join in the celebrations of the 30e year and pedal in an effort to support local children and families and promote protection in sport.
The historic Liverpool Chester Liverpool cycle ride will be back in full force on Sunday July 2, 2023, offering cycling enthusiasts across the UK the chance to experience stunning scenery through Liverpool, Wirral and Chester across 6 route options different bike paths.
We are delighted to announce that this year, once again, the lead charity is the NSPCC, which supports families in Liverpool and across the UK throughout the year, and this week is promoting of the week Keeping Your Child Safe In Sport.
The campaign is designed to encourage parents whose children attend sports clubs to learn more about protection in sport, giving them the knowledge to spot the signs that something is wrong and the confidence to report it with confidence. a club’s protection officer or the NSPCC hotline.
The impact of the Covid19 pandemic has forced the NSPCC to offer virtual sessions only for the Speak Out and Stay Safe program in schools. However, next year’s LCL bike ride will help raise £40,000, which will help retrain staff and once again allow one-to-one in-person sessions to be offered, to support Merseyside school children from the center of the NSPCC in Hargreaves. Center of Great Homer Street, Liverpool.
With the annual bike ride celebrating its 30e anniversary this year, Pennine Events has transformed the event to celebrate all things cycling and bring the cycling community together to Pedal for a purpose; including a limited-edition full brand color and revamped festival arrival villages – plus the unforgettable experience of driving through the traffic-free Queensway Tunnel.
Jannette Drew, Head of Community Fundraising at NSPCC, said: “We were extremely grateful to Pennine Events for making the NSPCC their main charity in 2022, and we are also delighted that they are supporting us the next year for the 30e anniversary milestone.
“We know that everyone who attended this year’s event found it an exciting opportunity to cycle through car-free sections of the region while raising vital funds to support the NSPCC, and we would love to see more more people support the event next year. Every book donated will go towards helping us help children and young people here in the North West, so we are sincerely grateful for everyone’s support.
LCL Bike Ride’s longstanding commitment to community involvement, supporting amazing local charities and bringing the cycling community together.
Alissa Koopal, CEO of Pennine Events, said: “We are delighted to announce the return of our beloved charity partner, NSPCC, and delighted to see thousands of cyclists coming together to celebrate 30 incredible years of the LCL Bike Ride. ! As part of this partnership, we have ensured free places for all children under 15 and continue to be an event for all abilities and non-competitive – to promote cycling, healthy living and also – the community for everyone. We are delighted to announce that the event will also support Clatterbridge Cancer Charity and Alder Hey Children’s Charity. So I encourage everyone to get involved, put on their helmets and pedal for such fantastic causes.