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Cyclists to power ahead with Dougie Mac fundraiser

Dougie Mac and Michelin are calling for cyclists to take part in a popular event, which raises vital funds for the Stoke-on-Trent hospice.

The Dougie Mac Bike Ride is being held on 17th September, at the Michelin Athletic Club in Trent Vale.

From there cyclists can tackle two routes, an epic 108 journey to and from Llangollen, or a 48 mile ride through the Shropshire and Cheshire countryside.

All money raised from the event will help fund Dougie Mac’s provision of support for local people facing a life-limiting illness, offering excellent care and help when they need it most.

Michelin is donating its facilities and providing refreshments for volunteers and Dougie Mac staff helping at the event, as part of it’s long-standing partnership with the charity.

Lee Machin, General Manager of the Michelin Athletic Club, said: “We are really proud to support the Dougie Mac Bike Ride.

“Over the years we’ve seen the event grow to become hugely popular with cyclists of all abilities.

“We hope to see as many cyclists as possible sign-up for the challenge.”

Deborah Vickers, Head of Business and Community Fundraising at Dougie Mac, added, “This is always a popular event and over the years our cyclists have raised a fantastic amount of money, which has been crucial to support the care Dougie Mac provides to its patients and their families.

“We have two great routes for riders to choose from so there’s an exciting ride suitable for any age and ability.

“Over the years we’ve built a fantastic relationship with Michelin. The team are so engaged and eager to support the hospice and we’re really proud to receive their continued support”

More details on the Dougie Mac Bike Ride can be found at

Pictured: The Dougie Mac mascot, keen cyclist Nick Bull – who is taking part in the Dougie Mac Bike Ride – and Lee Machin, General Manager of the Michelin Athletic Club.