Twin events at­tract cy­cling en­thu­si­asts

Chiltern events will draw rid­ers from across UK

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Laura Mowat laura.mowat@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

THE GE Chiltern Cy­cling Fes­ti­val has an­nounced that it will be sup­port­ing Help for He­roes and Leonard Cheshire Dis­abil­ity this sum­mer.

The event, which of­fers three dif­fer­ent cy­cling dis­tances, will be held on Sun­day, July 12. It will take place in and around Penn House, near Amer­sham and fol­low­ing the suc­cess of last year’s fes­ti­val is at­tract­ing cy­clists from all over the coun­try.

Or­gan­iser Nick O’Brien said: “Our event seems to have cap­tured the in­ter­est of the cy­cling com­mu­nity so we are de­lighted so many of them will be us­ing the fes­ti­val as a fo­cus to raise money for char­i­ties like Help for He­roes and Leonard Cheshire, the pos­i­tive feed­back we are get­ting can only help us grow and high­light the Chilterns as a go-to cy­cling des­ti­na­tion and we look for­ward to see­ing the imag­i­na­tive ways en­trants can raise spon­sor­ship.”

The fes­ti­val in­cludes 100-mile and 100km routes, ap­peal­ing to more ex­pe­ri­enced rid­ers who will be rais­ing money through spon­sor­ship as well as dona­tions. Be­sides the cy­cling events, there will be a vin­tage fayre, gourmet food stalls, Bri­tish Cy­cling Go-ride coach­ing for kids and live mu­sic.

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co- or­di­na­tor Bern­hard Warr said: “Once again, the GE Chiltern Cy­cling fes­ti­val is pro­vid­ing the chance for our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties and em­ploy­ees from all over the UK to get in­volved in an ex­cit­ing day of cy­cling ac­tion and fam­ily fun, whilst sup­port­ing the in­cred­i­ble work of Help for He­roes, we are look­ing for­ward to an­other suc­cess­ful event for ev­ery­one.”

There is also a 30-mile, 60-mile and 100-mile cy­cling event on Mon­day,

BACK, BY POPULAR DE­MAND: Young­sters get ped­alling in last year’s GE Chiltern Cy­cling Fes­ti­val Au­gust 31 to be held in Che­nies Manor.

Mr O’Brien added: “Whether peo­ple are keen club rid­ers look­ing to fundraise for their cho­sen char­ity, a cor­po­rate team, a school PTA or just a first-timer who wants a chal­lenge that helps some great causes, then the Chiltern Cy­cling fes­ti­val and the Che­nies Velo Clas­sique of­fer two per­fect chances to pedal good rea­son.”

For more de­tails, see h t t p s : / / w w w. b r i t i s h cy­cling.org.uk/events/ de­tails/117350/ChilternCy­cling-Fes­ti­val.

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