CYCLISTS are being urged to get in gear and sign up for the Heart of England bike ride in a bid to raise funds for Sepsis Trust and SoLO Life Opportunities.
The event – now in its 14th year – takes place on Sunday, July 14, 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 – 20km, 30km or the new 100km – along the country lanes of Warwickshire.
Organiser Lion Paul Wheatley, said: “We were delighted with last year’s turn out when over 500 riders who raised over £9,000 for Solihull’s Brest Cancer Haven and Headway.
“This year we have extended the sportive ride to 100km for those who like a real challenge.”
Maria Brown from SoLO Life Opportunities and Sam Hisktt from the UK Sepsis Trust, 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 welcome.
All routes will be signposted 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.
To sign up visit www.knowleanddorridgelions.com/bikeride