A team of seven cyclists representing Bromleys will take part in Sunday’s Big Bike Ride to raise money for Ashton’s Willow Wood Hospice.

Team Bromleys, including partners Mark Hirst and Paul Westwell, will tackle the 16km and 48km routes around Tameside and Oldham.

Four other members of Team Bromleys will act as marshals for the event, which begins and ends at the Tameside Cycle Circuit in Ashton.

Over the past two years, the Big Bike Ride has raised more than £33,000 for the hospice.

This year’s event will see Willow Wood join forces with the Tour de Manc organisation to create a better experience for the cyclists taking part.

Bromleys is a long-standing supporter of Willow Wood through its membership of the 99ers Business Club, which generates income for the hospice, while staff at the firm have held fundraising events of their own.

Chris Hayden of Willow Wood said: “It’s fantastic to have the Bromleys team taking part. It promises to be a great day with our new event format working with Tour de Manc, a registered charity in its own right.

“This year, it will cost £2.5m to maintain our specialist care and over 77 per cent of this has to be raised from within our community.

“It’s a huge task, and sponsorship from events such as this goes a long way towards keeping our services running for the families and communities of Tameside and Glossop.

“Our thanks go out to the Bromleys team and we really hope they have a challenging and enjoyable day.”

Meanwhile Martine Swinscoe, a solicitor in Bromleys’ childcare team, will be taking part in Sunday’s 10k Great Manchester Run in aid of Francis House, the children’s hospice in south Manchester which is the firm’s charity of the year for 2018.

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