Cycle 4 Heroes Bike Ride
This cycle challenge in support of Help for Heroes sets out from the Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham and offers a good day in the saddle for serious and recreation cyclists alike. With a choice of two distances there is something for all the family to get involved in.
It's not just a Bike Ride; it's much more!
The bike ride has been organised to coincide with Armed Forces Day; a national day of celebration for our Armed Forces. As well as the bike there is a large scale event taking place just a short walk from our start/finish venue. Bring family, bring friends and whilst you ride, they can enjoy the spectacle that is Armed Forces Day. Click on the icon to find out more about Armed Forces Day.
Choice of Two Rides
The Sportive Challenge is ideal for the seasoned cyclists as well as those that have not been riding for too but are confident on the road. At 56 miles it's a good half century bike ride that has all the features you would expect of the Kent countryside. The Family Ride is great fun, for all the family! At 10 miles it is a pleasant way to spend the afternoon exploring the cycle tracks in the Medway area. The route has been designed to keep away from the road as much as possible.
The Sportive Challenge
Heading out along the roads that run alongside the River Medway participants will quickly find themselves in Kent countryside with orchards and swaths of pasture that present a colourful landscape. The terrain offers up some teasing climbs with sweeping descents as riders crank out the miles through the quiet lanes. Highlights include the pretty villages of Hartlip, Borden, the quaint house of Boughton-under-Blean and Faversham which boasts the oldest brewery in the country.
The Family Ride
With safety in mind the route that we've designed is a tale of two halves. Firstly the route will follow Cycle Track 1 alongside the River Medway and will take in The Strand, Sharps Green and The Riverside Countryside Park. It then heads towards Rainham before turning back towards Gillingham on an assortment of cycle tracks and paths.
We want you to enjoy this event; revel in the challenge and bring along your friends and family. The event is being organised in support of Help for Heroes and all proceeds after expenses will be donated to the charity.
Visit the website for full details of the routes www.icycleevents.co.uk/cycle-4-heroes-bike-ride
The Royal Engineers Museum
Prince Arthur Road
Kent ME4 4UG
Two Route Options
Sportive Challenge 56 miles
Family Ride 10 miles
Registration opens at 09:00
Sportive Challenge starts at 09:30
Family Ride starts at 11:00
Enter Online at www.chiptiminguk.co.uk/ps/event/Cycle4HeroesBikeRide
• Fully signed route
• Electronic timing
• Feed stations
• Medical support
• Mechanical support
• Finishers medal
Cycle 4 Heroes is being held to coincide with Armed Forces Day and will be celebrated throughout the nation as they show their support for our Armed Forces. In Medway it is a very large scale event which takes place on the Great Lines in Gillingham and is attended by many thousands of people each year. The Great Lines are just a short walk from the Royal Engineers Museum where the ride starts and finishes and whilst the participants cycle, it will be the ideal opportunity for family and friends to enjoy a wonderful day out. As an added bonus, the Royal Engineers Museum has free admission on the day which houses a historic collection of military artefacts.
For more information about Armed Forces Day go to www.visitmedway.org/events/armed-forces-day
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