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

DSC_0013sOff for a ride in the countryside with friends, colleagues or family?

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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Phew !

Well done to everyone who supported Sunday’s Heart of England Bike Ride. Whether it was the 12 mile family ride or the 60 mile challenge, or anything in between we thank you for helping to raise funds for BHF (& local causes), and hope you did not get sunburned or dehydrated.

Once again your numbers (over 750) exceeded our previous best and it seems the good weather encouraged more of you to tackle the 30 & 60 mile challenges.

Some of our photos will follow with a link to our photographer’s website in due course

If you have sponsorship pledged, please crack on with collecting and forwarding it to BHF asap. If you wish to send a donation please do

Please send us your feedback & photos

We hope to see you again next July or perhaps for our Festive Walk on Tuesday 27 December

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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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Welcome to the Heart of England

Could this be you leaving Packwood National Trust House on Sunday 17 July?
DSC_0013sOff for a ride in the countryside with friends, colleagues or family?

Will it be the 12, 18 or 30 mile routes? Or perhaps accept the challenge of all 3 !!!

Will you help us achieve our target to raise £20,000 and provide valuable funds for the British Heart Foundation – Mending Broken Hearts Appeal?*

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

Organiser Paul Wheatley, BHF fundraiser Donna Stokes as Hearty, Lion Richard Buckley, Tim Andrews, MD Hollywood Monster, with mascot who will wave you off on the day

Organiser Paul Wheatley, BHF fundraiser Donna Stokes as Hearty, Lion Richard Buckley, Tim Andrews, MD Hollywood Monster, with mascot who will wave you off on the day

Online entry is now closed but you, your friends & family can still take part. Download a Registration Form to complete and bring with you

Parking at Packwood will be at a premium, so please cycle to the start or car share and park prettily

Any queries? Contact us

Please help us to advertise our ride. Why not print off a poster to display at your work, club or school today?

Don’t forget every £ you raise or donate goes to charity (80% BHF, 20% local causes)

Scroll down for more details and photos & results from our 2015 ride

Be sure to like us and keep in touch via

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Heart of England Bike Ride off to a flying start

With nearly two hundred riders already registered on-line and 8 sponsors covering many of our costs it seems this years HoE Bike Ride has a really good start.

This week Lion Dave Carter met Ranu Mall at Waitrose Hall Green, who have already agreed to provide the bottled water for our water stations, to collect a surprise big cheque from their Community Matters tokens scheme for £650, all of which will go to the British Heart Foundation.

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“This is exactly the sort of support our charity fundraising events need,” said Lion Paul Wheatley, the Bike Ride organiser, “and the sort of motivator we need to push for a record number of riders at Packwood House on Sunday 17 July, but more importantly a record amount to be raised for BHF & our Lions & local nominated causes”.

As well as encouraging cyclists to register now and get their day out on Sunday 17 July sponsored for BHF, the Lions would like to hear from any company who may like to get behind their events a perhaps sponsor the Lions BBQ, and anyone who may be prepared to spend a few hours on the day ensuring the riders follow the well-signposted routes. Please contact us now if you would like to help.

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Welcome to the ‘Heart of England’

Could this be you leaving Packwood National Trust House on Sunday 17 July?
DSC_0013sOff for a ride in the countryside with friends, colleagues or family?

Will it be the 12, 18 or 30 mile routes? Or perhaps accept the challenge of all 3 !!!

Will you help us achieve our target to raise £20,000 and provide valuable funds for the BHF – Mending Broken Hearts Appeal?*

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

Organiser Paul Wheatley, BHF fundraiser Donna Stokes as Hearty, Lion Richard Buckley, Tim Andrews, MD Hollywood Monster, with mascot who will wave you off on the day

Organiser Paul Wheatley, BHF fundraiser Donna Stokes as Hearty, Lion Richard Buckley, Tim Andrews, MD Hollywood Monster, with mascot who will wave you off on the day

Please help us to advertise our ride. Why not print off a poster to display at your work, club or school today?

Scroll down for more details and photos & results from our 2015 ride

Be sure to like us and keep in touch via

facebook like us-logo

 

 

 

With thanks for the generous support from this year’s sponsors:

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BBQ/Pig Roast

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Protein bars

redkitecyclesMechanic support on the day

NTVenue

enterprise

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Mike Adams

Photography

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

Here are some safety tips

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

*20% of net proceeds are retained by Knowle and Dorridge Lions for local causes.

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2016 Heart of England Bike Ride confirmed

Great news – Our massively popular bike ride around the beautiful Warwickshire is back for 2016. Gear up, get your friends and family together and take on the 12, 18, 30 or 60 mile (20, 30, 50, 100 kms) routes.

24It will be on Sunday 17 July 2016 from Packwood National Trust House, Packwood Lane, Lapworth B94 6AT, as usual.

We are already planning with our partners & sponsors to ensure it will be another huge fundraising success for BHF & local Lions causes

Help us promote the ride by downloading our poster and sending it on to friends or print and display

Why not put it in your diary now and don’t forget to register early to get your fundraising pack from BHF.

Not riding? Why not help us organise this ride – get in touch now

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