Charity going on Great Kent Cycle Ride
Charity going on Great Kent Cycle Ride

The Kent Sports Trust Foundation’s 3-day Great Kent Cycle Ride 2017 is shaping up to be THE highlight of Kent’s sporting calendar next summer.

In partnership with Help for Heroes, the Kent Sports Trust Foundation has confirmed that its flagship event for 2017, The Great Kent Cycle Ride, will take place between July 14th and 16th.

With hundreds of riders expected to take to their bikes next July for the above-nominated charities, The Great Kent Cycle Ride 2017 will give keen cyclists and complete novices the chance to ride just 1 day or all 3 days of this countywide sportive.

During the full 3-day event, cyclists will experience breathtaking views of the English Channel, visit the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne, stop off at the cathedral city of Canterbury, and more.

One of the driving forces behind The Great Kent Cycle Ride is Kent Sports Trust Foundation patron and Help for Heroes major fundraiser Steve Craddock.

According to the St Mary’s Island-based former sapper, “the main aim of The Great Kent Cycle Ride 2017 is to create an event that is accessible for all, fun but challenging, and that raises some money for 2 fantastic charities.”

“I’m excited about the fact we will take in some of the most picturesque parts of the county – including Sevenoaks, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Herne Bay, and Cliffsend – over the three days in July.”

For 3-day event riders, all of the following is included in the registration fee: jersey, medal, breakfasts, lunches, evening meals, refreshments, accommodation, luggage transportation, insurance, medical assistance, bike mechanics, and 24-hour support.

For single-day event riders, all of the following is included in the registration fee: jersey, medal, lunches, refreshments, insurance, medical assistance, bike mechanics, and 24-hour support.

Prizes will be presented to the Top Fundraiser and the Best Sportsperson.

The event will also see a number of famous faces take to the Kent roads over the three days and CEO of the Kent Sports Trust Foundation, Steve Wolfe, is delighted to be joined by the likes of Rob Smith from BBC South East Today:

“We’ve got some great names lined up to take part and we will be announcing those in the New Year. It will be a showpiece event for Kent bringing hundreds of cyclists to all corners of the county.”

“I’d urge anyone that wants a real challenge to sign up as soon as possible as places will go fast.”

To take part in The Great Kent Cycle Ride, all riders must pay a £50 registration fee. Participants must also commit to a minimum fundraising amount.

Because there are only 100 3-day event places available (no limit to the number of single-event places), all places will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration fee.

The Kent Sports Trust Foundation is planning to stage a series of further charity events in 2017, including a football game, a cricket match, a darts challenge, a golf day, and more.

To find out more about the Kent Sports Trust Foundation or get in contact with the team, please call the foundation on 01634 820780 or visit the foundation’s website.


 
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