Olympic medallist to start bike ride for all

Jason Queally.
Jason Queally.

Lancaster University Students’ Union is calling for people to register for a free family friendly bike ride open to everyone.

Olympic gold medal winner and Lancaster University alumnus Jason Queally will be on hand to start the ride, giving people the opportunity to cycle with an Olympic Gold medallist!

The ride will take place on Saturday, May 3.

Starting and finishing at the University campus, Roses Ride 2014 gives cyclists of all ages and abilities a range of mileage options from an easy 1.8 mile guided campus route, a gentle easy-going six mile route exploring the local cycle way, and a longer steady 17 mile ride for those who want to challenge their family.

All rides are on cycle way and marshalled road routes, and LUSU is working with British Cycling to ensure that these rides are fun and accessible for all.

LUSU is partnering with the Lancaster Guardian’s Save Our Hospice campaign for St John’s Hospice.

There is the opportunity to create a sponsorship page on the LUSU website.

The bike ride is part of the 50th anniversary of The Roses (May 2 to 4) sporting competition, between Lancaster and York University.

LUSU vice president (activities) Emily Pollitt said: “The Roses Ride is a great opportunity to participate in a weekend of sport with a former Olympic Champion and our champions of the future.

“Whether people have only just learnt how to ride a bike or have been doing it for years, start pedalling and ride to support Lancaster!”

All riders must pre-register to avoid disappointment as rider numbers are limited.

Visit www.lusu.co.uk/rosesride2014 or telephone 01524 510849 for more information.