Stevenage’s gutsy Twin Town 1,000k riders put wheels in motion

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland with the Twin Towns 1000 team outside the Lister Hospital.

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland with the Twin Towns 1000 team outside the Lister Hospital. - Credit: Archant

A group of local cyclists aiming to raise £100,000 for the Lister Hospital by riding 1,000 kilometeres next summer to Stevenage’s twin towns in Germany and France are appealing for as many people as possible to join in the first stage of their epic ride.

The gutsy group called Twin Towns 1,000 are setting off from the hospital on Friday, June 9, to Harwich – and want a large number of cyclists to join the opening leg in a bid to raise awareness and funds for the cause.

On Sunday the team takes part in the Stevenage Cycling Touring Club ‘End of Summer Ride’. A TT1K spokesman said: “We hope it marks the start of a relationship between Stevenage CTC and TT1K as we look to build good community links and raise awareness of our ride.”

To join Sunday’s CTC ride visit

Steve Watkins, Neil Trebble, Ben Austin, Adrian Morris, Stephen Hibberd, Steve Clarkson and Graham Hoare from TT1K will be taking part in Sunday’s ride, and would love to hear from you if you would like to learn more about next summer’s ride and how to raise money for such a worthy cause.

The group have many fun fundraising events planned over the coming months. For more follow them on Twitter @twintowns1000

If you’d like to learn more about their ride, or if you would like to get in touch if you are a local business, or if you’re a resident who would like to help or fundraise for them, or just to know more about next June’s TT1K email

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter