We are delighted that once again we are able to offer the opportunity on Sunday 31st August 2014 to cycle on this lovely local island that cannot normally be entered without a special pass.
This year, the ride will raise money for the new Keyhole Cancer Appeal which aims to raise £600,000 for the provision of a new state-of-the-art laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) theatre suite at Southend University Hospital. Upon completion surgeons will be able to perform the latest and most complex keyhole procedures for patients undergoing cancer and general surgery. Hundreds of Southend patients are likely to benefit each year; these include people suffering with bowel and prostate cancer or gynecological conditions. Many of these patients would have previously had to have open surgery which would have meant longer hospital stays and recovery times and greater post-operative pain and scarring.
Enjoy refreshments at Great Wakering Primary School where the ride starts and we hope that you will visit the Heritage Centre in the former Foulness Church of England Primary School built in 1846. Developed by the local residents it contains many fascinating exhibits showing the history of life in this timeless corner of Essex. Refreshments will also be available at the Heritage Centre and Churchend Post Office Store.