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Pedal power bid to raise charity cash at SVR
6:00am Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
PEDAL power will meet steam power when Severn Valley Railway stages a cycling event as part of the 7-in-Seven Big Bike Challenge, which aims to raise over £100,000 for charity.
Organisers are calling on people to go to Kidderminster train station on Station Approach, Comberton Hill, to donate a mile by cycling on static exercise bikes on the platform on Sunday. The station is hosting one of the initiative’s Harry Training Hubs, from 10am until 5pm, to encourage people to play their part in raising donations for the Help Harry Help Others charity.
The initiative was founded by Birmingham schoolboy Harry Moseley, who died of a brain tumour in 2011, aged 11.
Dudley business Commercial Express Director Sarah Pritchard is being sponsored to cycle her way closer to the event’s 77,777 mile target, the equivalent of three times around the world.
She said: “Harry was a true hero, legend and inspiration to lots of people. He touched the hearts of the nation with his efforts and helped change the lives of everyone he met.
“I hope that people will come along to Sunday's event and donate whatever money they can to help carry on the good work that he started.”
One of the seven initiatives of 7-in-Seven is the Corporate Challenge that has seen West Midland’s businesses get involved by inviting staff to cycle collectively for seven hours on static bikes.
The core event of the 7-in-Seven Big Bike ride is a 700-mile cycle from Zurich to Birmingham, ending in a bike festival in Centenary Square on September 29, where hundreds of cyclists will be welcomed back after completing the final 27-mile leg from Coventry.
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