Riders gear up for cir­cuit around town

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

Cy­clists are set to take on a 100mile course around Ash­ford to raise money for char­ity.

The Great Kent Bike Ride sets off from North Park in Tan­nery Lane on Sun­day, June 26,with all funds go­ing to the East Kent Hos­pi­tals Char­ity.

For the less hard­core cy­clists there is a choice of 35 and 60 mile routes through coun­try­side and coast­line.

Live mu­sic will be at the fin­ish line – again in North Park – with a beer tent and re­fresh­ments for every­one to have a well-earned drink.

Start times for the 100-mile ride are due to be be­tween 7am and 8am and the 35 and 60 mile routes start be­tween 8am and 9am.

Fre­quent re­fresh­ment sta­tions will be placed through­out the route with medics, me­chan­ics and sup­port ve­hi­cles on hand.

Last year more than 40,000 peo­ple took part in sim­i­lar events across the coun­try with £1m raised for char­ity.

To sign up and for more in­for­ma­tion go to www.bi­keevents.co.uk/greatkent or www. bike-events.co.uk/greatkent100 to sign up on­line.

Jon Bren­ton com­pleted the Paris Marathon and has handed over £3,000 to char­ity CALM, which sup­ports young men with de­pres­sion to pre­vent sui­cide

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