TV’s Fern backs sponsored ride

Fern Britton supports the Chilterns Cycle Challenge
Fern Britton supports the Chilterns Cycle Challenge

TV presenter Fern Britton is encouraging people to take part in this year’s Chilterns Cycle Challenge in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

The Chilterns Cycle Challenge, which takes place on March 19, sees people tackle a 35-mile or 74-mile route through the scenic Chilterns countryside, while raising money for the hospice charity.

The sponsored event starts and finishes in the centre of Aylesbury, and last year more than 500 participants and raised around £30,000.

Bucks resident Fern Britton has taken part three times since the event was launched in 2011, although she is unable to make it this year.

Fern said: “I’m delighted to support Rennie Grove’s Chilterns Cycle Challenge.

“Its success is testament to the wonderful routes, which showcase some of our best local scenery, the on-the-day organisation which is always excellent, and of course the cause itself.

“I’ve met some of the charity’s amazing nurses, who are clearly so passionate about their work and committed to giving patients the best possible care.

“Everyone has nothing but praise for the work of the Rennie Grove nurses and I’m delighted to have been able to support this wonderful local cause. Please do sign up and take part if you can.”

Adult entry costs £21.50 for 35 mile route. For the 75 mile route, entry costs £46.50, or if you opt to fundraise for Rennie Grove you can enter for £31.50. See