FORMER England rugby players - Martin Johnson, Leon Lloyd, Martin Corry and Neil Back – are calling on Solihull residents to join them for a special bike ride on Sunday 19 May.
Along with fellow sporting star Dion Dublin, the celebrity cyclists will join hundreds of others to cycle 45-miles through the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, in aid of youth charity The Prince’s Trust.
Now in its second year, Palace to Palace West Midlands, supported by Allianz, starts at Warwick Castle, before snaking through the Warwickshire countryside, and alongside Kenilworth Castle. The non-competitive event is aimed at cyclists of all abilities and the money raised goes directly towards helping this region’s disadvantaged young people.
Solihull residents now have just a matter of weeks left to sign-up to the event and get fit for summer.
Leon Lloyd, ex-England rugby player and Prince’s Trust Ambassador, said: “Things are tough out there for young people at the moment with more than one in five in the West Midlands currently unemployed.
”Palace to Palace is a fantastic day, with a great atmosphere and a beautiful route.
“I’m proud to be riding again this year to help The Trust continue its vital work and ensure that young people here in the West Midlands are not forgotten.”
Cyclists are asked to pay a £35 registration fee and raise £45 sponsorship money – that’s just £1 a mile.
The Prince’s Trust has helped more than 700,000 young people since 1976 and supports 100 more each day.
For more information about Palace to Palace, or to sign up, visit www.princes-trust.org.uk/palace