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'Life on Mars' Star set for Midlands Sportive in Aid of Children's Charity

by Nick Gregory

Life on Mars star, Dean Andrews will be jumping in the saddle next month to raise money for national children's charity, Caudwell Children. 

A keen sportsman, Andrews will be joining hundreds of cyclists as they take on Wiggle Motion in Mercia, a sportive that takes in some of the most scenic locations in the Midlands.

The Rotherham born actor has been a partner of the charity for the past year, helping fundraising efforts which aim to provide practical and emotional support to families living with disabled children.

Andrews, also known for his role as Robbie in BBC's 'Last Tango in Halifax', is a cycling enthusiast and is relishing the challenge of taking on the event:

"Cycling plays a huge part in my life, I love taking my bike out and experiencing the thrill of riding. Being able to do this, in support of an amazing charity like Caudwell Children, is a fantastic opportunity. The charity works hard to do amazing things for families in real need, so it's a pleasure to work with them and do what I can to help them help young people in need."



Wiggle Motion in Mercia is part of a series of events throughout the UK run by Kilo To Go, in association with leading online retailer, Wiggle.

Kilo To Go have selected Caudwell Children as their charity of the year, and believe attracting celebrities such as Dean Andrews will be of great benefit in raising money for them.

Simon Thomson, Director of Kilo To Go, said: "Wiggle Motion in Mercia is a truly unique ride. The route takes in some of England's most breath-taking scenery including Cannock Chase, the Severn Valley and Iron Bridge. Having an actor like Dean Andrews riding really helps raise the profile of the event and the charity."

He continued: "As our charity partners, we are doing all we can to help Caudwell Children raise money for families in need and having DS Ray Carling in the saddle can only be a positive."

Wiggle Motion in Mercia takes place on Sunday 30th March. The sportive starts and finishes at Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton. 

For more information on Wiggle Motion in Mercia or to register for your place in the event, visit

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