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Pedal all over heart disease at the Cotswolds Bike Ride

Where: Start and finish at Cheltenham Racecourse

When: Sunday, May 12

Join over 2,000 cyclists and sign up to Cotswolds Bike Ride on Sunday, May 12, to help fund the British Heart Foundation's (BHF) life-saving heart research.

In 2018 those who took on the challenge helped to raise £100,000 which will go towards helping us better understand how to prevent, diagnose and treat heart and circulatory diseases, which is the cause of more than a quarter (26%) of all deaths in the UK.

The 30-mile bike ride around the Cotswold countryside is a perfect family ride, or if you are looking for something hillier and tougher take on the 50-mile route.

Both rides are circular, starting and finishing at Cheltenham Racecourse, and have numerous places to stop along the way for rest and refreshments.

The rolling hills will give you a sense of achievement while the stunning views and amazing atmosphere will allow you to see for yourself just how much fun can be had on two wheels.

Maxine Bateman, event organiser at the BHF, said: "Challenging yourself to the Cotswolds Bike Ride is a fantastic way to support the British Heart Foundation, fund life- saving research and improve your own heart health at the same time.

"By taking on this exciting challenge, every mile you pedal will help bring us closer to beating heart and circulatory diseases for good.

"Our research has already helped halve death rates from heart and circulatory diseases over the past 50 years, but there is still so much more to be done.

"Around 14,500 people are currently living with heart and circulatory diseases, including heart disease, stroke and vascular dementia, in Gloucester and it's responsible for 291 deaths in the area each year.

"We urgently need the people of Gloucester to saddle up and take on our Cotswolds Bike Ride so we can beat heartbreak forever."

The BHF relies on the generosity of its supporters, through fundraising events like Cotswolds Bike Ride, to fund life-saving research.

The early bird entry price, saving you 25%, ends on March 31, so don't delay and sign up today by visiting www.bhf.org.uk/cotswoldsbikeride 

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