Cyclists called to get on their bikes and join in annual Heart of England Bike Ride - The Solihull Observer

Cyclists called to get on their bikes and join in annual Heart of England Bike Ride

Solihull Editorial 8th May, 2017   0

CYCLISTS are being urged to don their lycra and support the annual Heart of England Bike Ride to raise vital cash for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and various other local causes.

The event – now in its 12th year – takes place on Sunday, July 17, 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 20km, 30km or 50km – along the country lanes of Warwickshire.

Those wanting an even bigger challenge can even take on all three routes to tally up a whopping 100km.

Paul Wheatley, Knowle and Dorridge Lions organiser, 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.

“We received great feedback from riders last July who enjoyed the lovely atmosphere, getting fit, completing a challenge and raising money for charity, all at the same time.

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

“After the bike ride, food will be available to purchase from the Lions Club BBQ and there is free entry to Packwood House and gardens.”

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Anyone who wants to support the Lions and BHF but don’t not ride should contact Paul on [email protected]

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