Whacky races at Nostell Priory for Wakefield Hospice

Treacle the Wakefield Hospice mascot launch's the hospice's wacky races event which will see people ride bikes, buggies and karts around Nostell Priory.

Treacle the Wakefield Hospice mascot launch's the hospice's wacky races event which will see people ride bikes, buggies and karts around Nostell Priory.

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FANCY yourself as the next Dick Dastardly or Penelope Pitstop?

Then why not brighten up your bike or create your own kart for the city’s first ever Wacky Races.

The event is being organised by Wakefield Hospice as part of its re-vamped annual cycling competition at Nostell Priory on Sunday.

As well as having the chance to ride one of three routes across the city, fundraisers will be able to ride around the National Trust site on their custom-made, non-motorised 
contraptions.

Hospice event fundraiser Sam Wood said: “If you are thinking about heading out on your bike this weekend, then why not choose to cycle for the patients of Wakefield Hospice?

“Your usual Sunday morning ride could really make a huge difference to the patients and families who rely on receiving this specialist care. By doing this, you can give back to your local community in a very special way.”

Treacle, the hospice’s new mascot, was out and about this week to get people signing up for the event, visiting children at Cannon Hall Farm and Pugneys Country Park.

The bear will be at Blacker Hall Farm Shop, in Calder Grove today.

The event, sponsored by Wakefield Cycles on Westgate, takes place from 9.30am on Sunday and includes an 11-mile, 20-mile and 38-mile route from the Nostell estate.

Registration on the day is from 8.30am.

To get involved visit www.wakefieldhospice.org or ring 01924 213900.