Another great bike ride organised by Knowle and Dorridge Lions saw nearly 640 cyclists set off from Packwood House on Sunday 14 July to wind their ways around the lanes of Warwickshire all in aid of charity.
Riders had a choice of 20, 30 or 100 kms with the dry and not too hot weather encouraging many to tackle the longer routes this year
“We were delighted to welcome so many riders again for the Heart of England Bike Ride on Sunday 14 July”, said organiser Lion Paul Wheatley. “Many riders helped by riding in to the start at Packwood House, avoiding major parking issues. We raised close to £12,000 thanks to the generosity of cyclists and sponsors alike. As well as thanking all the riders and helpers I now have to thank the generous sponsors who enabled the Lions to tell riders that all their entry fees will go to the charity partners – SoLO Life Opportunities, Sepsis Trust UK and locally determined causes”
Photos courtesy of SimonBissett.co.uk
If you missed out this year the Lions are already planning next July’s ride. Anyone who would like to help organise the day should contact Paul via email@example.com now