Join us & ride the Heart

Time is running out to get your entry in online and take advantage of the discounted rates

Join us for our 13th annual ride from Packwood National Trust House(map), just 3 miles from jct 4 of M42 – Sunday 8 July

There will be a choice of 12, 18 & 50 mile circular fully sign-posted routes.

  • Adult only entrants for the 50 mile ride must set off between 8:00 & 8:45
  • All ages may enter the 12 & 18 mile rides and set off  between 9:00 & 11:30
  • All riders must return to Packwood House by 15:00, when they will be able to pick up their Certificate of Achievement, enjoy a hot dog from the Lions BBQ and a FREE visit to the House & Grounds

Discounted online advanced entries until 1 July:

  • Adults £12,
  • Juniors (8-17) £6,
  • Children under 7 Free,
  • Family (2 adults + 2 Juniors) £30

We are delighted to announce we are working with the new Breast Cancer Haven in Solihull and Headway the brain injuries charity who will be our major beneficiaries

and

  • whilst we shall be retaining 50% of all the funds raised for Lions locally determined causes
  • If you wish to use our event to raise funds for your favorite cause please register and let us know
  • If you wish to get your ride sponsored please download the form here
  • Why not set up an online fundraising page. Please use

 

All riders must return to Packwood House by 15:00, when they will be able to pick up their Certificate of Achievement, enjoy a hot dog from the Lions BBQ and a FREE visit to the House & Grounds

Please download a poster & display it at your work or club, or email it to friends, relatives, anyone who may like to join you on our rides

See what last years ride was like, visit our photographers gallery, where you will also be able to find & purchase images taken on 8 July soon after the event

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How to prepare for your charity bike ride – have a read of this, it may remind you.

If you would like to help us make a great success of this year’s event please get in touch now

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CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

We are delighted to welcome back our main sponsor

We are also indebted to to our loyal group of sponsors who help cover the costs of organising this bike ride:

Mike Adams Photography

If you know of a company who may like to support our event please get in touch now

We are also delighted to be working with who are providing registration services for us this year.

We are looking for new companies to come on board and help ensure all our costs are covered before anyone enters, such that every £ of entry fee and sponsorship raised will go to charity. Rather than passing on the costs of our new online registration provider we are looking for a corporate sponsor or more to cover the costs. Or perhaps you could sponsor the riders numbers, refreshments stops – with bananas, protein biscuits or similar. If you would like to help please get in touch now

Please note Knowle & Dorridge Lions are registered charity (no 509993) and our accounts are prepared, examined and lodged with the Charities Commission each year

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We meet our sponsor

We held our usual launch photoshoot today at Packwood House and were delighted to shake hands with Simon McKenzie, Managing Director of Hollywood Monster

Here we have (L-R) Matt Price from Breast Cancer Haven, Julie Wedgbury from Headway, Trevor Jones our cycling Lion, Simon from Hollywood Monster who have already printed our lamp-posters, direction arrows and cycling event posters for us and Lion Bob Thurtle 

Places are strictly limited this year, so please don’t rely on being able to enter on the day but take advantage of the discounted entry fee if you enter online now, and perhaps get your day sponsored for our worthy causes.

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Paul & Donna

The proceeds from last July’s Heart of England Bike Ride were just one of the cheques handed to our nominated charities on 28 September.

Event organiser Lion Paul Wheatley hands cheque to Donna Stokes BHF

We hope you will join us at Packwood House next Sun 8 July and get your ride sponsored for local causes where there will be the usual choice of 12, 18, 30 or 60 mile signposted routes to follow

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Another Great Lions Fundraising Day

Another great fundraiser organised by Knowle and Dorridge Lions saw nearly 700 cyclists set off from Packwood House last Sunday to wind their ways around the lanes of Warwickshire all in aid of charity.

“We were delighted to welcome so many riders again for the Heart of England Bike Ride on Sunday 16 July”, said organising Lion Paul Wheatley. “Last year the event raised over £20,000 for BHF and local charities, and we hope to get close to that figure again, when all the sponsorship has been received. 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 – BHF and Lions locally determined causes”

Cyclists had a choice of 12, 18, 30 or 60 miles with the dry weather encouraging many to tackle the 30 & 60 miles this year

Donna Stokes, BHF Fundraising Manager said: “It was great to see so many people on Sunday, enjoying themselves and returning safely and happy, having completed their personal challenges. We spoke to lots of people, some having personal reasons for supporting the charity and some just entering the event for the fun of it. We would like to thank them all for their support and hope to see them again next year.

I would also like to thank the Lions for successfully organising another event and all the volunteers who helped to make this event such a great experience for all. We could not put on events like this and raise funds for the charity without their support.”

If you missed out this year the Lions are already planning next July’s ride and would welcome anyone who would like to support their team, please contact Paul now

3 full galleries of images may be found and images purchased at http://www.mikeadamsphotography.biz/Cycling/Road

If you have any feedback – good, bad or otherwise please get in touch

 

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Get pedalling the Heart of England

This could be you setting off on Sunday 16 July 2017 from Packwood National Trust House, Packwood Lane, Lapworth B94 6AT

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Will it be the 12, 18 or 30 mile circular sign-posted routes? Or perhaps accept the challenge of all 3 – only 60 miles !!! Gear up, get your friends and family together and, if necessary, feel free to change your mind on the day. Download a MAP or visit our online maps

Will you help us achieve our target to raise another £20,000 to provide valuable funds for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) as well as local Lions causes?

Set off anytime between 09.30-11.30 from the beautiful historic site of Packwood NT House, Packwood Lane, Lapworth B94 6AT

And after your ride enjoy refreshments from the Lions BBQ and a FREE visit to Packwood House & grounds

Online entries are now closed but you may still join in on the day. Please help speed up registration by printing a form to complete and bring with you. As well as registering we hope you will consider making a donation to our worthy causes: (BHF 70%, local Lions causes 30%)

Please note there is limited parking available to us at Packwood House.

Please consider whether you could help those coming from further afield by cycling to the start or parking and unloading your bikes in places like Dorridge or Hockley Heath (just over 2 miles), or on one of the wider lanes off the routes and cycling to the start.

Entry on the day: ADULTS £18, CHILDREN 8-18 £9, 2 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN £40. DONATIONS welcome

Please remember:

  • To wear a cycling helmet
  • Wear their numbers on the front
  • If completing the 60 miles to complete the longest route first
  • It’s not too late to help us to advertise our ride. Why not print off a poster to display at your work, club or school today?
  • Nor to offer to help the Lions organise this ride – volunteer today

Organiser Paul Wheatley, Lion President Richard Buckley, Nick Fellows, Commercial Director Hollywood Monster, BHF community fundraiser Donna Stokes as Hearty.

Scroll down for photos & results from our 2016 ride

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Once again we are indebted to our loyal group of sponsors who help cover the costs of organising this bike ride:

Mike Adams Photography

If you know of a company who may like to support our event please get in touch now

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HoE Bike Ride 2016 Record

Congratulations to all our riders. This year we had a record number of riders and a record net take for charity. 764 & £20,518 respectively, and brings the total raised for charity over 11 years to almost £120,000

We hope you can join us at Packwood NT House again in July 2017

A view along the Yew Garden towards the south front of Packwood House, Warwickshire.

A view along the Yew Garden towards the south front of Packwood House, Warwickshire courtesy of NT images.

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Photos

Our photographer for the day was Mike Adams. See if you can spot yourself and may be buy from his website

One of Steve Rogers & his Dad David who completed the 18 mile route, all part of their fundraising towards Steve’s adventure to Namibia. For more info see our KFR news item

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Some from our Vice PresidentIMG_1417

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And for the Caption Competition:

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From the Rowington Arms refreshment stop

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Just turn up . . .

At Packwood NT House, register, make a donation & ride next Sundays Heart of England Bike Ride & help raise funds for BHF and local causes.

Choose between 12, 18, 30 or 60 mile routes.

Bring your friends and family and your bikes along anytime between 9:30 & 11:30 and enjoy a day cycling through Warwickshire villages.

Full details & download a registration form here

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