On Sunday 20 October, cyclists are being invited to take part in the first Sawley Tweed Tootle to raise money for local charity, Treetops Hospice Care.

Families and individuals can join the two-mile round trip from Sawley Junction Micro Pub, Tamworth Road to the Tesco Extra, Waverley Street and back again, stopping along the way to collect money and sell homemade cakes.

The Tweed Tootle is based on the infamous annual London Tweed Run where cyclists dress in their finest tweeds, and it is hoped that the Sawley event will also grow in popularity.

The Tootle has been organised by local couple Kevin and Netty Teesdale and Marie Redfearn, Sawley Junction pub landlady who wanted to do something a little bit different to fundraise for the hospice.

Treetops Hospice Care, based in Risley, provides emotional support and nursing care for adults with life limiting conditions, and their families, living in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Come and join in the fun by being dapper lads and lasses

Netty said:

“Come and join in the fun by being dapper lads and lasses – raising money for this great charity at the same time!”

The ride leaves at 11am and participants can enjoy a hot drink and cakes at the Pub on return. Adults and children are welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult. Pushbikes only please.

Alternatively, donations can be made online at the Tweed Tootle Just Giving page.

Treetops services include Support and Information, Wellbeing Space, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling, art therapy and complementary therapy.