Sunday 18th August
Lutterworth Rotary Club will be running its 8th Big Bike Ride on Sunday 18th August. The event starts and finishes at Misterton Hall [LE17 4JP] and, as in past years, there will be four routes. The three shorter ones [11, 23 & 39 miles] follow the same routes as previous years, whilst a new long route, at 67 miles, takes riders on a journey through the Langtons beyond Market Harborough to Eyebrook Reservoir. The routes are selected to follow, as far as possible, quieter country lanes in the beautiful surroundings of rural Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. The 39 and 67 mile routes also have the distinction of running directly through the Naseby battlefield site and many sections follow the National Cycle Network. Last year, in fine weather, the event attracted over 600 riders, at least half of whom cycled over 60 miles.
The event is organised by Lutterworth Rotary Club with the kind permission of Mrs Heather Craven, owner of Misterton Hall. Entries are encouraged from families as well as individuals and also from teams representing local businesses & clubs. There should be a route suitable for anyone who can ride a bike.
Entries can be made either online at Entry Central before the event or in person on the day. If you are doing the latter then an entry form can be taken or printed from the back of the information leaflet and brought with you, completed, when you register on the morning of the ride. For any queries about entries please contact Bernard Johnson on 07901 782558.
Online entries made in advance cost £13 and those made on the day are £15. The under 16 price is £5. All riders under 18 must have parental consent and those under 16 must be accompanied by a parent. All riders must wear a cycle helmet. Included in the entry price is a hog roast or vegetarian alternative to be enjoyed at the finish.
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Further details about the event including routes and timings, are available on an information leaflet that can be viewed and downloaded from the link below and is also readily available in printed form from public buildings around Lutterworth.
Monies raised will go to support Epilepsy Action, Rotary Disabled Sports and other charities both in the UK & overseas. Over the seven years that the Big Bike Ride has been running, some £25,000 has been raised for good causes, including £8,500 for Epilepsy Action. Thanks are due to the event’s main sponsor, Neil Green Catering, whose support has been a major element in the success of the Bike Ride.
General enquiries about the event can be made through the club’s Facebook page or to John Turner on 01455-554455.
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