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Saddle up for Le Tour de Bilston cycling fundraiser

People are being urged to saddle up for Le Tour de Bilston and help raise money for the refurbishment of the town's war memorial.

WV Active - Le Tour de Bilston
Le Tour de Bilston

WV Active Bilston-Bert Williams is working with the Rotary Club of Bilston & Wolverhampton West and Discover Bilston to hold the cycling fundraiser - and organisers are looking for local residents to take part.

Le Tour de Bilston will take place from 8am to 3pm on Saturday 12 May, 2018 at Bilston Market, with participants asked to ride one of the stationary exercise bikes which will be supplied by WV Active for 30 minutes each.

Bob Stolz, President of the Rotary Club of Bilston & Wolverhampton West, said: "The Rotary Club is part of the Bilston Remembers community group which has been working to commemorate the centenary of the First World War for the last four years.

"At the heart of our plan is the costly refurbishment of the war memorial in Bilston which has suffered wear and tear from weather over the years.

"Le Tour de Bilston is a fantastic way for us to raise money towards this, and we have chosen to use exercise bikes from WV Active and hold the event at Bilston Market as both places are popular with residents in the area.

"We hope that as many people as possible will help us make this a success by jumping on a bike and taking part or by sponsoring our cycling efforts."

Sean McBurney from WV Active Bilston-Bert Williams, which is operated by the City of Wolverhampton Council, said: "We are delighted to be involved in Le Tour De Bilston and hope to raise as much money as possible to help restore Bilston war memorial to its former glory."

To find out more about the fundraising event and get involved or make a donation, please visit WV Active - Le Tour de Bilston.

  • released: Friday 20 April, 2018