Cyclists called on to join Heart of England Bike Ride - The Solihull Observer

Cyclists called on to join Heart of England Bike Ride

Solihull Editorial 18th Apr, 2018 Updated: 18th Apr, 2018   0

CYCLISTS are being urged to don their lycra and support the annual Heart of England Bike Ride to raise vital cash for Headway and the Breast Cancer Haven as well as other local causes.

The event – now in its 13th year – takes place on Sunday, July 8, starting as usual from Packwood House National Trust property.

Organised by the Knowle and Dorridge Lions Club the event gives cyclists the choice of three circular routes – a 12mile, 18mile or 50mile – along the country lanes of Warwickshire.

Organiser Lion Paul Wheatley said: “After the successful build-up of the ride in aid of the British Heart Foundation to 700 riders over the last few years, we hope that riders will want to come along and raise funds for our new partners charities.”

All routes will be sign-posted and end back at the Packwood House start where riders may enjoy a free visit to the house and gardens and something from the Lions barbecue.

Elysa Cooper from Breast Cancer Haven and Julie Wedgbury from Headway, said: “We’re so pleased to be partnering the Lions for this ever popular event.

“The money raised will make a massive difference to both of our charities and we hope many of those taking part will also ask their families and friends to sponsor them to help raise that little bit extra.”

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