Three scenic cycle tours of Kent to support Hospice in the Weald

Three scenic cycle tours of Kent to support Hospice in the Weald
FAMILY OUTING: Vicki and Phil Corby with their sons Adam and Ben [in red top]

The rides all start from the Hospice in Pembury at 9am. The 20-mile route is ideal for those who are new to sportive events and families, taking in Goudhurst and returning through Paddock Wood.

The 40-mile version is more challenging and goes through Cranbrook and Staplehurst before joining up with the 20-mile route.

And finally, the gruelling but rewarding 80-mile challenge goes all the way down to the coast at Rye and back again.

Entry for the short ride costs £25, or £20 for children, while the two longer rides cost £35.

If you have taken part in Wheels Around the Weald before, or want to ride as part of a team of four or more, there is a £5 discount.

Last year’s event raised a total of £17,500 to help fund the hospice’s five essential services, which are provided to patients, their families and carers completely free of charge.

One family taking party this year are Vicki and Phil Corby and their sons, Adam and Ben, who have already surpassed their fundraising target of £500.

Vicki’s family will be riding in memory of her mother Valerie, who died three years ago following a cancer diagnosis.

“Her last days were spent being cared for by the amazing people at the Hospice in the Weald,” she said. “As a family we have always wanted to do a fundraising event to say thank you to the hospice team.”

Relationship Fundraising Manager Ewan Tuohy said: “Wheels Around the Weald caters for all abilities, with three fantastic routes around the Kent countryside.

“It’s perfect for the whole family, friends or colleagues, so why not kick-start your summer with a ride that you won’t forget?”

For more information call Ewan on 01892 820533 or email:

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