Bidders gear up to do battle for bike ridden by Tour star

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A bike ridden by Norwegian professional road racing cyclist Edvald Boasson Hagen is among the star lots in a grand auction at Sheffield Children’s Hospital charity’s Winter Ball this Saturday.

The charity is auctioning the top-of-the range Pinarello at Ponds Forge sports centre.

The bike, which features electronic gears and a carbon fibre frame, comes from Team Sky who won this year’s Tour de France – with Boasson Hagen as an integral member of the team.

To bid in the auction, hopefuls must pre-register before 4.30pm today by calling Ella at the charity on 0114 2717203.

All proceeds from the ball – hosted by the BBC’s Dan Walker, and to be attended by 600 guests and patrons – will go to the Make it Better appeal.