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We're cycling to the National Gardens Festival Weekend

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The National Garden Scheme's (NGS) Festival Weekend kicks off on the 4 June. Over 400 gardens will open their gates to the public and we're encouraging you to take up their challenge of cycling between the gardens.

We already have two teams signed up. One team will be cycling around 16 gardens in London, and the other will be cycling 80 miles and visiting 15 gardens in Yorkshire.

You don't have to go to these extremes to show your support and visit the gardens. There are gardens open across England and Wales that you can visit on foot or by two wheels.

Paul Jackson-Clark, Director of Fundraising at Parkinson's UK, started the trend in 2015: "Last year we managed to visit 15 gardens in just over 7 hours, stopping for tea and cake at each one. This year we have set ourselves the ambitious target to go one better by visiting 16 venues in 7 hours. It will be hard work but we’re up for the challenge."

To date, the NGS has raised an incredible £622,000 for us. Since the partnership began in 2013, Parkinson's UK has helped to fund 29 new nurses. 

Brompton Bike


Paul will be giving away his unique bike – a specially customised Brompton – in a free prize draw at the end of the Summer. To find out details of how to #winthebike visit his JustGiving page or text BIKE to 86222 to make a £5 donation.