Pedals at the ready for the Heart of England bike ride - The Solihull Observer

Pedals at the ready for the Heart of England bike ride

Solihull Editorial 30th May, 2018 Updated: 30th May, 2018   0

CYCLISTS are being called on to get in gear and sign-up for the Heart of England bike ride in a bid to raise funds for Headway and Breast Cancer Haven in Solihull.

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 – 12 miles, 18 miles or 50 miles – 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.”

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.”

Club teams are very welcome.

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.


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