Cyclists to turn miles into smiles in 2014

Cyclists can raise funds for a worthy cause while riding a top circuit.


A children’s charity is giving cycling enthusiasts from across the West Midlands the opportunity to turn their miles into smiles next year after partnering with the renowned ‘Wiggle Motion in Mercia’ cyclo-sportive event.

Hundreds of cyclists of all abilities will take to the roads in a bid to complete the choice of 62 and 92 mile courses and Caudwell Children is inviting participants to sign up now and support their work with disabled children across the region.

The Wiggle Motion in Mercia takes in the scenic surroundings of Cannock Chase and the Severn Valley in a circuit which starts and ends in Wolverhampton on Sunday 30th March 2014.

Places to ride for Caudwell Children in the popular event are available now, with information available via the charity’s website. Kate Duddell, Challenge Events Manager at Caudwell Children, said: “The Wiggle Motion in Mercia is a fantastic event for cyclists of all ages and abilities. With well-marked routes and feeding stations situated around the course it gives experienced riders and beginners all the support they need to complete the course.

“By combining the ride with fundraising for Caudwell Children, participants are able to challenge themselves while helping change the lives of disabled children living in their community, which is a huge motivation for anyone taking part.”

All funds raised for the charity will be used to provide practical and emotional support for disabled children and their families. The national charity supports thousands of children every year with a range of services designed to help disabled children reach their full potential.

And if you want to take to get involved, it needn’t cost a fortune to get started in cycling. For example the Globo Surf website is an excellent place to find a reliable, good value touring bike suitable for riders of all abilities.

Event organiser Simon Thomson, from the company Kilo To Go, said: “The Wiggle Motion in Mercia is a hugely successful event and one of the highlights of our calendar. The local cycling community has the ability to put smiles on the faces of disabled children by supporting the charity and I hope lots of riders contact us soon, while there are still places available.”

For more information about the Wiggle Motion in Mercia and how you can support Caudwell Children by taking part visit their website or email