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Celebrities line-up to support 2017’s Ride for Helen

05 Mar Celebrities line-up to support 2017’s Ride for Helen

With just months to go until 2017’s Ride for Helen, an initiative by Helen Rollason Cancer Charity, Celebrities including HRCC patron, Sally Gunnell and Gogglebox star George Gilbey have been amongst the growing supporters for the event as excitement builds up.

As the date for Ride for Helen approaches, Helen Rollason Cancer Charity has been blown away by the support from local businesses, people and even celebrities! The fundraising event, which is taking place on 7 May, has been receiving a record number of entrants so far from both new and returning participants.

Over 1,000 cyclists from across the country will be meeting at the Crix in Hatfield Peverel, Essex to take part in this fantastic, family-friendly event, which offers a choice of four picturesque routes; six miles, 15 miles, 35 miles, or for the bravest of cyclists, 65 miles. All ages and abilities are welcome to join in as individuals or as a team, and families can enjoy two FREE child places for every paying adult on the six mile route.

HRCC patron, Sally Gunnell and Gogglebox star George Gilbey, have both been showing their support for the event by wearing Ride for Helen t-shirts, and George is hoping to be able to take on the 35 mile route on the day! Another high profile name that will be attending the ride is BBC Radio Essex presenter, Sadie Nine.

Lots of businesses have entered as teams, including Hatfield Peverel-based Environtec, and Andrew Watson, a Sales Executive from Stansted Audi, plans on upping the stakes this year by attempting the 15 mile route on his penny-farthing. Andrew, who has participated in every Ride for Helen event so far, says: “I first heard about Ride for Helen back in 2014 when my colleague, Darren Thompson, from Chelmsford Audi, announced he would be putting together a team for the event. We all know somebody that’s been affected by cancer, so I was happy to be able to show my support for the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity”

For more information or to register, please visit or call 01245 380719. You can also find out more about the great work that Helen Rollason Cancer Charity does at