HC-One’s Acorn Meadow Care Home in Northwich, Cheshire is preparing to take part in the Great British Care Cycle Relay event, organised by Championing Social Care to mark the beginning of Care Home Open Week activities.

The Great British Care Cycle Relay is a monumental cycling event that aims to raise awareness and shine a positive spotlight on the work of the social care sector in the United Kingdom. This year marks the second consecutive year that the Great British Care Cycle Relay is taking place where riders will be gearing up to ride from Sale in Greater Manchester on Monday 24th June and over five days cycling more than 300 miles across Cheshire, north Wales, Shropshire, Birmingham, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire to the relay’s end location in West London on Friday 28th June.

Each day, the relay will be split into three stages that are approximately 20 miles long. Each stage will start and end at a care home location. For the first time, the relay will feature a ‘Scottish leg’ the weekend of 22nd – 23rd June where a small group of riders will cover the distance from Gretna Green to Greater Manchester before handing over the baton to riders in the official Relay on Monday 24th.

Ed Maxfield, Director of Championing Social Care, said:

“The Relay is a fun way to highlight the amazing care work that is done across the country. Our aim is to show that care is at the heart of local communities.”

Stephen McCarthy, Home Manager at Acorn Meadow, stated:

“We are delighted to be participating in this year’s Great British Care Cycle Relay with Championing Social Care to mark this year’s Care Home Open Week celebrations.

We look forward to celebrating Care Home Open Week 2024 with our ‘dancing together through the decades’ themed events which aim to bring the local community together.

“At Acorn Meadow, we are looking forward to welcoming members of the local community to join in with our celebrations. The week provides a great opportunity to reinforce the great connection between our residents and home, and our local community. 

“Care Home Open Week provides us with an opportunity to showcase our extensive facilities, activities, and services we have to offer, as well as help people to understand more about what a rewarding career in care looks like, which will help support our mission to be the first-choice care provider in our community.”