Meet our new Lions

Knowle and Dorridge Lions need your help now 

This Summer our latest recruits Hayley & Claire are inviting you to join the Lions.

“Helping out at this years Fun Run was hugely satisfying and we are really looking forward to the Heart of England Bike Ride and the other events the Lions organise.,” says Hayley

“Before joining the Lions we were not aware of the amazing work the group does all year round for the villages and we would urge the community to get involved to help keep it going,” says Claire. “The Lions really need volunteers in various roles so there is something to suit everyone and it is very much on a ‘what you enjoy’ basis so if you can spare a couple of hours a month, please join us, you will be very welcome and make some friends along the way.

Please get in touch now we would be delighted to hear from you

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Sunshine & Bluebells

Lions & friends took full advantage of the reappearance of the sun to walk the fields and towpaths which inevitably led to a well deserved lunch at the Black Boy

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2 defibs for NT

Some time ago now we agreed to fund 2 defibrulators, one for each of our local National Trust Houses

We are delighted they are both now in place and hope they are never needed:

This one is in the car park at Packwood House

Lion Dave Carter inspects the one in the car park at Baddesley Clinton House

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Commit to ride the Heart


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

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


  • 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

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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

HOE LROVERnWhy not get a team together?


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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Attention all Senior Citizens

Dates for your 2018 diary:

As well as the 3 coach trip we shall be organising our annual Tea Party at the Royal British Legion Knowle on Saturday 13 October.

Invitations for both events will be distributed from June. Perhaps you know of someone living in B93, Chadwick End or Hockley Heath who would like an invitation who is not already on our database. Contact us by phone or email above

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Rainbow tables for Primary school

Just one of the 6 rainbow painted tables we bought for Dorridge Primary school recently

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Easter Eggs winner

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Easter raffle this year!!
We raised an amazing £1380 for Breast Cancer Haven, Headway and other local causes.
Thank you also to all the team at the Black Boy for your continued support.

The winning ticket no was 00894.

Organising Lion Adrian Harris presents hamper to winner Lyn Morris from Kenilworth

Wishing everyone a very happy Easter from all of us at the Lions

Our final evening sales team with Russell the Black Boy PH manager

We also thank our sponsors  the Black Boy P.H., Standley & Co Solicitors and Thornton’s shop in Solihull for making this all possible

Why not pop in for a drink and maybe something to eat from the varied menu and meet the Lions

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Up before and after the Beak

Lions were treated to a conducted tour of Birmingham’s Victoria Law Courts which for nearly 130 years have been hearing the pleas of the innocent.

After being released on unconditional bail the Lions escaped to The Bull in Price Street for an excellent lunch.

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Lions take rain, mud and cold in their stride

With the promise of a Pub lunch a small group of Lions took the rain, mud and cold in their stride. Starting at Barston the circular four mile walk took in historic Temple Balsall. It was agreed to undertake another walk – with a mandatory pub – in the Spring when hopefully the weather will be a little kinder.

If you would like a more active social life and make new friends please review all we do on this website, consider joining us and get in touch

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