CHESTER-BASED charity Children Today is inviting local families to join them at its first ever family fun ride this spring.

Children Today’s Spring Cycle, taking place on March 31 – Mother’s Day – is designed to be a leisurely cycle along the Greenway route in Chester, starting at Limewood Fields in Kingsway to Mickle Trafford and back again.

The event, which starts at 10am, includes a scavenger hunt along the route. There will also be a break at Mickle Trafford with treats for the kids and refreshments, before heading back to Chester.

Samantha Lee, corporate and events fundraiser at Children Today, said: “For those who fancy something a little different this Mother’s Day, our ‘Spring Cycle’ family fun ride is set to be a fabulous occasion all for a great cause.

"We’ve got plenty of fun activities for the kids to get involved in and there will also be some lovely treats for the children and, of course, the much deserving mums!

“It will be very relaxed and people can go at their own pace and enjoy the scenery along the way, or if you fancy a bit of healthy competition and making a race out it, that’s fine too."

All funds raised will be in aid of Children Today, which provides funds for specialised equipment for children and young people, up to the age of 25 years old, with disabilities to help them achieve their full potential and independence.

Children Today founder Hugh McCaw added: “For most of us, learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage that we may take for granted. We believe that everyone should be able to experience that milestone, should they wish.

"We receive many applications for adapted trikes and other sporting equipment, which enables those with disabilities to achieve something that most of us consider everyday tasks, and we want to be able to help these children achieve their dreams.

“Who knows, your donation could just help the next Kare Adenegan, a British wheelchair athlete, who we supported on her way to the Rio Paralympics by funding wheels for her sports wheelchair.”

Kare is the BBC Young Sports Personality of the year (2018) and currently holds the T34 100m World Record Holder and European Champion. She has three Paralympic medals and five World Championship medals to her name.

Kare’s motto is: “Be patient and things will come. Try everything and don’t let disability get in the way.”

All ages and abilities are welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult.

To take part in Children Today’s Spring Cycle, there is a £20 registration fee per family and a suggested (not mandatory) sponsorship of £150 per family.

To find out more about this event or to register to take part, call 01244 335622 or visit

If you know a child or young person, up to the age of 25, who could benefit from Children Today’s support, call 01244 335622.