Charnwood Forest Cycle Ride returns for its 9th year


“Every mile cycled brings us closer to a cure”

The Charnwood Forest Cycle Ride is back again for its 9th year running. With up to 300 cyclists taking part last year, the organisers at Alex’s Wish are pleased to announce it will be taking place on Sunday, 12th May.  This year’s main sponsor is Glynis Wright and Partners, with additional sponsorship from Nisa (Bradleys store) in Rothley, The Woodmans Stroke Pub in Rothley, United Carpets and Jay Webb Consultancy with Pedal Power as the on-site bike specialists.

Emma Hallam, Charity Founder and Alex’s Mum, says “It would be so lovely to have you come along and join us this year - you’ll get a healthy dose of fresh air, enjoy spectacular views around the stunning Charnwood Forest whilst cycling for an incredibly worthwhile cause.  It’s a fabulous opportunity to get back into cycling again after the winter months, so whether or not you are a keen cyclist, there’s never been a better time to dust off your bike in time for the summer months.”

“We have a 10-mile, 20-mile and a 50-mile cycle route.  The 10-mile route will provide an entry level distance for first time participants, whilst the 50-mile route will be a longer and more challenging route for those who want to push themselves further and the 20 and 50 mile includes a steep climb up Beacon Hill road.  We are incredibly well supported locally and it’s always nice to see our supporters out and about on their bikes, having fun and raising much needed funds for Alex’s Wish.”

The start and finish line is at The Rothley Centre in Rothley, Leicestershire with the route taking place on open roads.  “The route is well sign-posted,” explains Emma, “and because the event takes place on a Sunday morning the roads tend to be quiet with traffic.  At the end, you’ll be treated to complimentary yummy home cake cakes and refreshments – a perfect thought to get you through the ride.”

This is a sponsored ride in aid of Alex’s Wish, a registered charity set-up to raise vital funds for an incurable childhood muscle wasting disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.   Alex’s Wish are investing in innovative medical breakthroughs to help all children lead a longer and more fulfilled life with the aim of finding a cure. All money that is raised through registration fees and sponsorship goes directly to this fantastic cause.

The event organisers would also welcome volunteers to marshal and help out with refreshments on the day.  If you are unable to ride but would like to help, please get in touch.

To register for this fantastic and worthwhile cause, take advantage of the discounted early-bird entry fee to register before 30th April  – the easiest and quickest way to so register is at or email

Alex’s Wish is a registered charity no: 1148845.

For further information, please contact

Emma Hallam

07903 349475