Horse Rangers change saddles for anniversary charity bike ride

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Two wheels: Raise money for a great cause Two wheels: Raise money for a great cause

The Horse Rangers Association will swap four legs for two wheels as they embark on charity cycle ride.

The ride, to celebrate the rangers’ 60th anniversary, will raise funds to continue the work of the children’s charity, which teaches horsemanship to young people who otherwise would not be able to learn to ride.

The charity cycle challenge on March 30 begins at Hampton Court Palace, stirring memories of Bradley Wiggins’ triumphant 2012 Olympic time trial, and from there the route splits into a 25-mile family run and a 75-mile epic for the serious rider.

The shorter run, called the Royal Park Hopper, is a relaxed ride taking in the scenic delights of Bushy and Richmond parks as well as quiet back roads of Teddington, before finishing at London Irish Rugby Club in Sunbury.

The 75-mile run takes riders out to Henley by way of Windsor before returning from Marlow via Maidenhead to finish at the rugby club.

The rides aim to be a fun day out for the family more than a race and are open to anyone who can get hold of a bike and raise at least £50.

Registration for the event can be found online at 2boats.org/the-horse-rangers-charity-cycle.

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