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Have a heart and sign up for bike ride

Cyclists are being urged to sign up for the annual Heart of England Bike Ride on Sunday, July 20, to help raise money for a collection of charities.

Lion Margaret Barretto, British Heart Foundation fundraising manager Donna Stokes as 'Hearty' and Hannah Mitchell, assistant front of house at Packwood House launch Heart of England Bike Ride.
Lion Margaret Barretto, British Heart Foundation fundraising manager Donna Stokes as 'Hearty' and Hannah Mitchell, assistant front of house at Packwood House launch Heart of England Bike Ride.

Cyclists are being urged to sign up for the annual Heart of England Bike Ride on Sunday, July 20, to help raise money for a collection of charities.

The popular family bike ride, organised by the Knowle and Dorridge Lions Club, will be held at the Packwood House National Trust and will raise cash for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Mending Broken Hearts Appeal and local causes.

Organiser Margaret Barretto said: “Why not bring your bike along and enjoy a great day out, cycling along quiet country lanes and exploring the wonderful Warwickshire countryside?

“Whether you’re on a family day out or looking for more of a challenge, this charity fundraiser has a route to suit you. Get on your bike, enjoy the scenery and help fight heart disease.”

There will be a choice of 13, 19 and& 31 mile signposted circular routes (20km, 30km & 50km) along country lanes in Solihull and Warwickshire.

Donna Stokes, local BHF Fundraising Manager added: “Last year the weather was fantastic and we received great feedback from many of the 500 participants. It is a great opportunity to spend a Sunday with friends, family or colleagues cycling through the glorious Warwickshire countryside and villages.

“Participants can enjoy the great atmosphere, get fit and raise money to help the BHF save lives at the same time. After the bike ride, food will be available from the Lions Club hog roast and there is free entry to Packwood House and gardens. It’s a great day out for everyone.”

Online entry before July, 6 is £10 for adults, £5 for children or £15 for adults and £7.50 for children after that time or on the day. For details and online entry go to www.knowleanddorridgelions.com/bikeride

 

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