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As the weather picks up more and more outdoor charity events can take place. The number of events held each year is on a constant rise and is a fantastic way to raise money and get people involved in fun activities for a great cause. This coming weekend is the 5th annual Wrynose or Bust charity cycle in Lancaster. Over the past four years the event has raised over £23,000 and is hoping to raise even more this year.

On Sunday 13th April three events will be taking place starting at Halton army camp in Lancaster. The event is a cycle across 115, 68 or 36 miles depending on the route chosen. Participants can enter the Wrynose or Bust, the longest route of 115 miles through North Lancashire and South Cumbria, which is thought to be one of the toughest cycling climbs in Britain. The Bay Dash, a 68 mile ride following a similar route, detouring after 35 miles. Or, the final route, The Silverdale Sling is 36 miles following the coastline of Morecambe Bay. All three events start and finish at the Halton army camp.

The event requires a small fee to participate, ranging from £25 to £33 dependant on the event chosen. Once participants have signed up to the event they are able to start fundraising on behalf of the associated charities for this event which are the Rotary Lancaster, Unique Kidz & Co and CancerCare. If there are other charities cyclists would like to raise money for, they are also welcome.

Entries for this years event have now closed, but for those interested in the event and thinking of taking part next year, it is important to train and prepare well in advance. With up to 115 miles to ride, it is vital cyclists train to a level of fitness that will enable them to tackle the challenges that this event has to offer. With steep hills and long climbs on parts of the route it is advisable that participants have practised climbs and built up the strength to cycle for long periods of time.

To help prepare for such an event, cyclists should begin training as soon as possible to allow enough time to build up fitness levels. Regular cycles increasing duration, resistance and climbs will slowly build up fitness and strength. Once this has been achieved, practising the route that will be under taken in the event will improve the time and performance of the cyclist. It is also recommended that cyclists adjust their diet around training, to ensure they have enough energy to fuel each ride and that unhealthy foods aren't slowing them down or negatively impacting on their fitness levels.

In preparation for the event, participants should also remember to get kitted out with the correct clothing and accessories. Cycling jerseys and padded shorts are perfect for this event as the thin layers of protective clothing will be comfortable for the cyclist. Other accessories such as gloves, drinks bottle, helmet and cycling shoes should also be bought in preparation.

Prior to the event, all cyclists need to check their bike is road worthy to avoid delays or set backs during the event. To check the saddle fitting, when sat on the bike, the riders legs should be almost straight when the heel of the foot is on the pedal. They should also be able to touch the ground with their toes on either side of the bike. The seat and handle bars should not be raised above their safe limits, to check this, the seat post and handle bar stem will be labelled with a minimum insertion mark.

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