All saddled up for the Heart of England Bike Ride - The Solihull Observer

All saddled up for the Heart of England Bike Ride

Solihull Editorial 25th Jun, 2017 Updated: 27th Jun, 2017   0

BIKERS from across the borough are saddling up for the annual Heart of England Bike Ride.

The ride – now in its 12th year and organised by the Knowle and Dorridge Lions – encourages families to put on their helmets and cycle to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and other local causes.

This year’s ride will take place on Sunday, July 16, starting between 9.30am and 11.30am at Packwood House in Lapworth.

Cyclists can choose between a 12, 18 or 30 mile route through Warwickshire’s country lanes – or those willing enough can put their fitness to the test by taking on all three routes.

Paul Wheatley of Knowle and Dorridge Lions said: “This event seems to be going from strength to strength with over 750 riders raising more than £20,000 for charity last year.

“With a choice of four distances there is something for all abilities, families, teams and individuals.

“It is a great opportunity to spend a Sunday with friends, family or colleagues cycling through the glorious Warwickshire countryside and villages.”

After the race, those who have worked up an appetite can enjoy the Lions Club BBQ.

Donna Stokes, BHF fundraising manager, said: “We all know someone who has been affected by heart disease, this is your opportunity to raise funds to support the research that can give them more hope for the future.”

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Or to volunteer at the event contact Paul via [email protected]


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