charity fundraiser the Heart of England Bike Ride from Packwood House on Sunday 20th July.
29th May 2014
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Registration is now open for this year’s Heart of England Bike Ride. This well-established, popular family bike ride organised by the Knowle and Dorridge Lions Club will again raise funds for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Mending Broken Hearts Appeal and local causes.

‘This year the Heart of England Bike Ride returns to Packwood House National Trust property’ says Lions organiser Margaret Barretto. ‘Why not bring your bike along and enjoy a great day out on Sunday 20th July, cycling along quiet country lanes and exploring the wonderful Warwickshire countryside. There will be a choice of 13, 19 & 31 mile signposted circular routes (20km, 30km & 50km) along country lanes in Solihull and Warwickshire. Whether you’re on a family day out or looking for more of a challenge, this charity fundraiser has a route to suit you. Get on your bike, enjoy the scenery and help fight heart disease.’

Donna Stokes, local BHF Fundraising Manager said: “Last year the weather was fantastic and we received great feedback from many of the 500 participants. It is a great opportunity to spend a Sunday with friends, family or colleagues cycling through the glorious Warwickshire countryside and villages. Participants can enjoy the great atmosphere, get fit and raise money to help the BHF save lives at the same time. After the bike ride, food will be available from the Lions Club hog roast and there is free entry to Packwood House and gardens. It’s a great day out for everyone!”

Online entry before 6 July is £10.00 Adults, £5 Children; £15.00 Adults and £7.50 Children

afterwards or on the day. The entry fee covers the costs of organising the event safely and it is your sponsorship money that will make a real difference. Full details and online entry via

Photo: Lion Margaret Barretto, Donna Stokes as Hearty and Hannah Mitchell launch Heart of

England Bike Ride at Packwood House

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