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WAGs join soap stars in charity cycling fundraiser
TWO Cheshire WAGS have joined forces to launch a popular cycling event to be held at Tatton Park.
Carla Kompany, wife of Manchester City’s captain Vincent Kompany was joined by friend and wife of footballer Emile Heskey, Chantelle Tagoe, to launch Cycletta Cheshire 2012.
The series returns to Tatton Park on Sunday October 7 following its hugely popular inaugural event in 2011, which saw Olympic Gold Medallist, Victoria Pendleton cycling alongside nearly 1,000 local women.
Carla and Chantelle will be joined on the event by soap stars Tina O’Brien and Helen Flanagan as well as Debbie Lescott – wife of Manchester City’s Joleon and Jessica Lawlor, wife of Aston Villa’s Stephen Ireland, who will all be riding in the event to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, Cycletta’s official charity partner.
Catherine Wiggins, wife of Tour de France winner Bradley, and Claire Rutherford, Ian Stannard’s girlfriend will also extend their family’s love of cycling to take part in the event.
Cycletta is a national series of women only bike rides and with the continued support of Victoria Pendleton the series aims to encourage more women to get on their bikes for fitness and fun, whilst also raising significant sums of money for charity.
Carla Kompany said: “I’m really pumped at the prospect of keeping fit whilst raising money for such a great cause amongst hundreds of other brave women.”
Sarah Page, fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “We are delighted to be the official charity of Cycletta.
“To have these high profile individuals joining in and supporting our cause is fantastic; a huge thank you to everyone in the event.”