Heart of England Bike Ride

Cyclosportive Cyclosportive
Date 08 Jul 2018 08:00
Category Family/leisure ride
Length 12, 18 or 50 miles
HQ Packwood National Trust House car park, Packwood Lane, Lapworth, Solihull B94 6AT map
Start date has passed
Signed & marshaled route
Limited to 250. Signed (not marshaled)

Our popular charity fund-raising bike ride offers a choice of 3 well sign-posted circular routes

  • a 12 or 18 mile family leisure ride along country lanes suitable for all ages with water stations or
  • a 50 mile adults only sportive – through beautiful Warwickshire villages and countryside scenery, with a refreshment stop half way 

Organised for the 13th time by Knowle and Dorridge Lions Club, this year we have selected 2 charities – the new Breast Cancer Haven in Solihull and Headway (Birmingham and Solihull) the brain injuries charity to benefit from half of the net proceeds, with the other half being retained for local causes

Starting and finishing at the historic Packwood National Trust House where after their ride all riders may explore the house and gardens free of charge.

For 50 miler set off between 8:00-8:45 and for 12 & 18mile routes anytime between 09:00-11:30. There is no mass start. Be sure to return by 15:00 to receive your Certificate of Achievement and to enjoy a hot dog from the Lions BBQ. 

Online entries close on 1 July after which entries will be subject to availability on the day and an additional fee 

All routes pass close to Baddesley Clinton House a moated manor house also worth exploring. The 50 mile route passes close to Coughton Court, an imposing Tudor house set in beautiful gardens with a collection of Catholic treasures and links to the Gunpowder plot. 

In addition there are several countryside pubs en route offering refreshments.

"I've just got in from your cycle ride from Packwood House, and just wanted to say thank you very much.  I thought it was very well organised, everyone was positive, upbeat and having fun, and all in all a credit to you.  I'm looking forward to repeating the experience next year." - Ian

As well as signing up today we hope you will commit to raise sponsorship online or in person using our form or consider making a donation to our worthy causes as you enter