Barnsley Hospice gears up for Tour de Yorkshire

29 March 2018

Barnsley Hospice is gearing up for the Tour de Yorkshire by encouraging people to ‘pedal for patients’ in the run-up to the event.

A stationary bike will be placed in the reception of the hospice in Gawber from Monday 30 April - Friday 4 May, and staff are appealing for supporters and businesses to sign up to keep the pedals going between 10am - 3pm every day.

Bethan Gledhill, community fundraiser at Barnsley Hospice, said: “If people want to be sponsored for their stint that would be fantastic, but it’s also about encouraging friends old and new to visit the hospice and celebrate the tour coming to our corner of Yorkshire. Whether it’s for a five-minute spin or two-hour slog, we’d love to see as many people as possible join us on the bike and find out more about what we do to help patients and their families.”

The bike has been donated for the challenge by Brad Mellor of ON PAR, a fitness and rehabilitation gym based in Barnsley.

To book your slot, email or call 01226 323613.

The Tour de Yorkshire passes through Barnsley on Friday 4 May, before crossing other parts of the county over the weekend.

Barnsley Hospice provides specialist care for anyone in the borough with a life-limiting illness, including cancer, motor neurone disease and heart disease.

Notes to Editors

Attached photograph shows Bethan Gledhill, community fundraiser at Barnsley Hospice.

Barnsley Hospice is based in Gawber on Church Street, S75 2RL. It has been providing care for people in Barnsley with life limiting illnesses, and their families, since 1994.

For more information about Barnsley Hospice go to or call 01226 244244.

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