Get on your bike in 2014 to support children’s charity

Saturday's Wooler Wheel organised by  Wooler Cycle Hub.
Saturday's Wooler Wheel organised by Wooler Cycle Hub.

Anyone whose New Year’s resolution is to get fit can get involved in a new cycling event which will also raise money for disadvantaged children in north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

The Wooler Wheel Borderlands 170 on May 17 is the first British Cycling-affiliated sportive to cross a national border and all profits will go to Radio Borders’ Cash for Kids charity.

In addition to the full 170km ride, two shorter routes of 100km and 60km are available, as well as the UK’s first dedicated junior sportive, which covers 30km.

Organised by Wooler Cycle Hub, the event has the backing of ITV sports presenter Ned Boulting, Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative, Northumberland National Park and Scottish Borders and Northumberland councils.

Beth Mills, from Wooler Cycle Hub, said: “What better way to drive yourself on to get fit than signing up for the Borderlands and getting sponsorship to help disadvantaged children in your area?

“The training will help get you fit and the event itself takes in the region’s best scenery and cycling routes, so you will enjoy a fantastic event to round it all off.”

To sign up for the event and to build a sponsorship page, visit and follow the links on the home page.