Fundraisers are being urged to get on their bikes with hundreds of fellow cyclists to enjoy the beautiful Staffordshire countryside in the springtime next month in aid of St Giles Hospice.

The hospice launched Cycle St Giles Walsall last year (2017) and it proved so popular that the event will be taking place again in 2018 on Sunday, 29th April.

Supporters can saddle up and choose either the 25-mile or extended 63-mile routes designed especially for this event. Both will start and finish at Chasewater Country Park in Burntwood.  

St Giles events fundraiser Zoe Westwood said: “Cycle St Giles Walsall is a wonderful way to blow away the cobwebs of winter and get some fresh air and exercise just as the wonderful countryside in Staffordshire is coming into bloom.

“We hope the cycle ride gives you a day to remember and to be to be part of something amazing as you help us to raise much-needed funds for St Giles Hospice – we just couldn’t do it without you!”

Cycle St Giles Walsall raised £8,500 in 2017 and the hospice hopes that this year’s event will attract 300 cyclists and raise another £15,000 for its work supporting patients living with diseases which might not be curable and their families.

The event is open to cyclists aged 16 and over. Registration on the day opens at 8am, with staggered starts from 9am.

Entry costs £30 per person, which includes a breakfast bap and hot drink at the start to fuel your ride as well as soup and a roll, which will be waiting for you at the finish line.

The 25-mile route will pass through Hazelslade, Longdon, Armitage and Gentleshaw and the more challenging 63-mile route will cover Cannock Chase, Penkride, Bradley, Derrington, Apeton, Lapley and Hednesford.

To book a place on this year’s Cycle St Giles Walsall, please visit and register your details.