Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice staff take on virtual cycle challenge

Staff from Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope are attempting to cycle 352 km of the Great Wall of China in a bid to raise vital funds.

Image of Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice team member cycling on an exercise during her break from work

The challenge, which they hope to complete within two weeks, involves members of staff racking up kilometres on a specialist indoor bike during their work breaks. The distance covered is then tracked on a chart to monitor the collective progress as a team.

Rachael Sharples, Rehab Therapy Team Lead, said: "Two of our colleagues were hoping to complete a 100 km Great Wall of China trek in March, but unfortunately this was not possible due to the coronavirus outbreak."

"We thought it would be brilliant to recreate this challenge as a hospice team, and make it even bigger, to raise money and show appreciation for all the people out there supporting us."

Hayley Ibbotson, Senior Community Fundraiser at Sure Ryder Manorlands Hospice, said: “The dedication and determination of our team here at Manorlands is truly amazing. They are not only providing expert care and support to patients and their families during these difficult times, they are now undertaking fundraising activities to support the hospice as well.”

Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice provides expert palliative care, advice and support for people who are living with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families. The hospice also offers community services for people who prefer to receive palliative care at home.

Support the team

To sponsor the team in their cycling challenge, visit the Manorlands Virtual Cycle JustGiving page.