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Wheels in motion for Glendale club's major Charity fundraising event

Raising support and much-needed funds for The Cancer Fund for Children is the aim of the organisers of a major charity cycle event in Belfast later this month.

VC Glendale, a cycle club based in the west of the city, are staging the event and calling for as many participants as possible to turn out for the Annual Charity Cycle which gets into gear on Saturday, February 29.

Belfast lord mayor Daniel Baker will set the wheels in motion at the starting line at the Balmoral Hotel on Black's Road, at 10am.

Leading Glendale club member Toby Watson says: "The flat route provides plenty of opportunities to catch up with old friends and make plenty of new ones along the way.

"We really do hope you can join us for the most social ride you will do all year.

"Every penny raised is worth every single pedal stroke.

"A minimum donation of £10 is all that required and 100 per cent of all proceeds go straight to Cancer Fund for Children."

Now in its fourth year, the big-hearted riders have raised over £15,000 for Cancer Fund for Children.

All competitors must have a Cycling Ireland licence, or they can take out a one-day licence on the day.

All riders and their friends are family, are also welcome to join VC Glendale that evening for their Annual Club Awards night in the Balmoral Hotel.

This year's event will incorporate a 25km kids' cycle section.

"Refreshments are available afterwards and the our club Awards Night are on that evening with all members welcome, along with friends and family,'' added Watson, a stalwart member of the VC Glendale cycling club.

''More details will follow on a regular basis up until the day of the event. We really hope you can join us for the most social ride you will do all year.''

For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/vc.glendale/ which also has a JustGiving donation link.

Glendale cycling club based in the Dunmurry area of Belfast. It caters for all levels of cyclists, from kids aged six up to any age, and participates in both road riding and off-road riding activities.

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