A CYCLING club from Runcorn is taking part in an Easter Chick Bike Ride organised by a Cheshire-based children’s charity.

A team from the Runcorn Cycle Club is joining the event on Sunday to raise funds for the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT), a charity which organises holidays and activities for ill, disabled or disadvantaged children from the north west at their countryside base just outside Lymm.

Cyclists from across Cheshire are invited to dress up as chicks and follow a variety of routes for all levels, from a 10-mile family-friendly circuit to a challenging 80 miles.

About 100 cyclists took part to the event last year and £4,000 were raised for the charity.

Jure Modic, challenges fundraiser at CAFT, said: “We’re so excited to be able to offer this wonderful event again this year, last year was so much fun.

“It’s fabulous to see so many chicks taking to their bikes to raise funds for our charity.”

CAFT asks for a £15 minimum donation per cyclist (£6 for children under 16) and encourages riders to secure extra sponsorship if they can.

Each participant will be provided with a chick costume and lunch, and an egg hunt will be organised for younger children.

More information can be found on caft.co.uk or on 01565 830 053