Heart of England Bike Ride

A great day out in the Warwickshire countryside helping to raise funds for charity

Cyclosportive Cyclosportive
Date 14 Jul 2019 08:00
Category Sportive or leisure ride
Length 20, 30 or 100 kms /12, 18 o...
HQ Packwood National Trust House car park, Packwood Lane, Lapworth, Solihull B94 6AT B94 6AT map
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09:0012/18 MILE - 20 / 30 KM LEISURE RIDE ...
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 100km/60 mile adults only sportive – through beautiful Warwickshire villages and countryside scenery, with 2 refreshment stops and improved signage for 2019 or
  • a 20 or 30km /12 or 18 mile family leisure ride along country lanes suitable for all ages with water stations

Organised for the 14th time by Knowle and Dorridge Lions Club, not just a bike ride but an opportunity to help raise funds for charity. This year funds raised will be shared with The UK Sepsis Trust and SoLO Life Opportunities with half being retained for other 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 100km/60 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 7 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 100k60 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

Knowle and Dorridge Lions Club is very pleased and grateful for the generous support of our sponsors for this event:-

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 (RiderHQ) we are looking for a corporate sponsor or more to cover the costs. Or perhaps you could sponsor the riders numbers, refreshments stops – with protein biscuits or similar. If you would like to help please get in touch now