• 17,945 riders have taken part since the ride began in 1989
  • Over the last 30 years, Macmillan has raised £1,439,977
  • Sunseeker has supported the race for 13 years, during that time it has helped raise almost £1million

Sunseeker International is delighted to announce its support for the Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary.

The annual event, which will take place on 1 July, is open to people of all ages and abilities, offering something for everyone, with distances of 10, 25, 38, 48, 63 and 100 miles to choose from.

Last year’s bike ride saw Macmillan raise a total of £76,000 with Gift Aid and attracted more than 725 cyclists. Ride organiser, Peter Smith-Nicholls aims to raise over £100,000 this year and the ride has already attracted substantial entries. Sunseeker and Macmillan are encouraging volunteers within Dorset to sign up and take part in the Ride which helps to fund vital care and support networks for those diagnosed with cancer. To help raise this figure, the organisers have launched a ‘Give 30’ campaign to encourage supporters to give a little more in the event’s 30th year.

Peter, commented: “There are a number of ways cyclists can ‘Give 30’ when they enter, but our campaign is not just about giving money, it’s about giving time too. We are seeking volunteers who will give anything from 30 minutes to 30 hours in support of the Ride and on the day itself. We are extremely proud of the amount we have raised over the last 30 years and we are hoping to exceed the £1.5million mark this July but really need more riders to sign up. This incredible figure just shows the amazing support and commitment from all our riders. We already have a good number of entries for this year’s Ride but if you haven’t yet done so, please register to take part as your support really will make a difference.”

Bryan Jones, Sunseeker’s Marketing Manager, said: “This will be Sunseeker’s 13th year sponsoring the event and we are proud to be contributing more than ever, ensuring that every penny raised by entrants goes directly to the charity. The work they do is simply invaluable and if you can support them by entering the Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride or by sponsoring a rider please, please do so. This year we are hoping to surpass £1 million raised since our involvement commenced.”

For more information on supporting the Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride in 2018 and taking part, please visit:

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