Ride the Heart of England 2019

Join us for our 14th annual charity ride from Packwood National Trust House(map), just 3 miles from jct 4 of M42 – Sunday 14 July

Whether its the short ride for families, the more challenging leisure ride, both circular and fully sign-posted, or the new and extended 100 km velo through the Warwickshire countryside you are assured of a great day out. .gps links will be published here near the day. There is no mass start.

  • All ages may enter the 12 mile / 20 km ride & 18 mile/ 30 km ride and set off  between 9:00 & 11:30
  • Adult only entrants for the 60 mile /100 km ride must set off between 8:00 & 8:45
  • 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

Launch photoshoot: (l-r) Maria Brown (SoLO Life Opportunities, Lion Paul Wheatley (organiser), Nick Fellows (Hollywood Monster – Sponsor), Lion Ian Gedge, Lion Trevor Jones, Sam Hiskett (The UK Sepsis Trust )

Discounted online advanced entries are available until 7 JulyNot just a bike ride but an opportunity to help raise funds for charity

  • This years partner charities are:


 

 

  • We shall be retaining 50% of all the proceeds 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 a
  • Why not set up an online fundraising page. Please use our Virgin Money Giving page at any time just click on

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.

Be sure to like us and keep in touch via

facebook like us-logo

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

HOE LROVERnWhy not get a team together?

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

We are delighted to welcome back our main sponsor

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

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

We are also indebted to the Solihull Observer and local magazines too many to mention for their promotion of our events

We are also delighted to be working with who are providing registration services for us again 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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Book the day

We have confirmation from the National Trust at Packwood House that we may use their car parking and other facilities again on Sunday 14 July for our 14th Heart of England Bike Ride

Last year almost 500 riders raised over £9,000 for our partner charities and local causes. let’s see if we can do better this year

Please join us

Book the date in your 2019 diary and watch this website for further entry details

If you would like to join our organising team or are in a position to sponsor this charity sportive/leisure ride please get in touch today

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Riders beat the heat

With 335 riders registered in advance and another 172 on the day I think we can safely say the Heart of England Bike Riders took on and beat the 30c+ heat on Sunday.

“With entry fees and donations totaling approaching £9,000 we have done better than we possibly hoped for,” said organiser Lion Paul Wheatley. “Our new 50 mile sportive route from Packwood House through Warwickshire through villages as far apart as Coughton, Great Alne, Snitterfield, Hatton and Wroxall proved particularly popular. Now we wait to see how much sponsorship has been raised by our riders for Headway, Breast Cancer Haven & local causes.”

Over half of the riders opted for the shorter 18 & 12 mile rides on the day no doubt a reflection on the hot weather.  The Lions offered 4 refreshment stations providing water to the 3 routes, and riders were sensible bringing plenty of water with them and topping up on every opportunity and after the rides they were able to enjoy burgers from Lyons BBQ & free entry to the House and Gardens at Packwood, to round off a great day out.

There are a great selection of images of cyclists taken by Mike Adams, here are just a few, visit his website – see if you can find yourself and perhaps buy it for posterity:

Here are a selection of images taken on the day:

 

 

 

Please send your images and feedback to us

If you would like to help the Lions organise next year’s rides please volunteer now

 

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Join us & ride the Heart

An email has been sent to all riders containing IMPORTANT information for all riders and links to the .gps maps. If you have not received it, perhaps it is in your spam filter, or view it here

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 – see .gps links here.

  • Adult only entrants for the 50 mile ride must set off between 8:00 & 8:45
  • All ages may enter the 12 mile ride & 18 mile ride 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 have now closed

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

Be sure to like us and keep in touch via

facebook like us-logo

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

HOE LROVERnWhy not get a team together?

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

Posted in Heart of England Bike Ride, News

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