Looking for a fun summer activity for the whole family and the opportunity to raise some money for a good cause? St. Basils Charity is putting on a wheelie-good cycling event for families in Sutton Coldfield in August (10/08).

Local young person’s charity St Basils are inviting the whole family to join them for a cycle ride around one of Birmingham’s most historic parks.

Pedal in the Park is a free fundraising event taking place from 12.00pm in the beautiful and historic Sutton Park. The family-friendly route is 3.8km and should take 60 – 90 minutes to complete, and participants can do as many laps as they like!

While the course is free to ride, St Basils are encouraging young people to raise money to help them continue their work. Set up in 1972 and named after the building where their first shelter was based, the Digbeth-based charity works with young people who are homeless or at risk of homeless. St Basils works with over 5000 young people each year, providing accommodation and support to young people aged 16 – 25 years old across the West Midlands.

Steve Rainbow, events manager at St Basils said: “We know the summer holidays can be expensive for families, so we wanted to put on something that was free to attend. This event is designed to get people out on their bikes but also to raise money for St Basils, we are asking attendees to try to raise some sponsorship money to help cover the event and also help us continue our work preventing youth homelessness in the region.”

Rider packs will be sent out to registered riders nearer the event, and St. Basils asks that parents and carers register their children separately. Attendees will receive a team photo and children who complete the course will each receive a medal to celebrate their achievement.

St Basils Pedal in the Park takes place from 12.00pm to 3.00pm on Saturday 10th August in Sutton Park. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult during the ride. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pedal-in-the-park-tickets-64660245535