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Saddle up with TV property expert Phil Spencer for charity bike ride

21st March 2013 Print
Phil Spencer

TV property expert Phil Spencer is calling on agents to get on their bikes and help raise vital funds for chYps Children’s Hospice at Home.

Phil, who is famous for co-presenting Location, Location, Location and other TV favourites, is hoping fellow property experts will saddle up and join him on Sunday 19th May for the Castle Ride 100 - one of the most popular bike rides in the South East.

Property agents, developers and solicitors can choose to pedal a ‘Cool’ 33 miles, a ‘Classic’ 69 miles, or the whopping 103 mile ‘Champion’ route.

By taking part they will also help to raise vital funds for Kent-based charity chYps, which delivers vital end-of-life, respite and cancer care to sick children in their own homes.

This enables seriously ill babies, children and young adults to spend precious time with their parents and siblings, in a place of comfort.

‘Secret Agent’ Phil, said: “I'm delighted to be supporting chYps Children's Hospice at Home and encourage you to challenge yourself and join this fantastic bike ride. You'll be helping seriously ill children in Kent be cared for in their own homes surrounded by their family - at the same time as having a great day out yourself!

“This is a local charity which has to raise over a million a year to continue offering the services it does. Your support will be invaluable and hugely appreciated. I hope to see you there on the day.”

The ride, which attracts 1,000 cyclists, starts and finishes at Tonbridge Castle, and takes participants through the highs and lows of the picturesque North Downs.

Charity riders pay a £28 registration free and must raise £100 minimum sponsorship. In return for their efforts they receive a chYps branded cycling t-shirt that they can wear with pride on the day.

Rachel Holweger, Director of Fundraising at chYps, said: “We are delighted that Phil has set the wheels in motion for other property experts to sign up for the Castle Ride 100 in aid of chYps. The charity is not part of the NHS and so relies on generous supporter donations, to provide their hospice service free to families, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

“Hospice care is not just about treating symptoms – chYps cares for the whole family by providing emotional support for the patient, siblings, and parents.”

Sign up now by emailing emma.middleton[at] You can also register online at

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