Sign Up Now For The Goatham’s Great Kent Cycle Ride 2019

23rd April 2019
Carol Ford

Take part in Kent’s only 3-day cycle ride covering 200 miles of the county.

The Goatham’s Great Kent Cycle Ride returns for 2019, with a new route covering over 200 miles of the county’s roads on 5th, 6th and 7th July, raising money for Kent Sports Trust to help people across Kent access sporting and recreation activities. A donation will also be made to Help for Heroes.

The riders will set off from the headquarters of AC Goatham & Son at Flanders Farm, Hoo, on the morning of Friday 5th July, and they begin their journey, travelling east along the coast via Margate before reaching Dover. Day two sees the riders cycle across the beautiful Weald of Kent to Tunbridge Wells. On the final day, the riders cycle from Tunbridge Wells to Rochester, arriving by 5pm.

The three-day ride is open to people aged 14 and over and all abilities of rider, giving even the most modest of bike riders the chance to be involved in something special, to have fun and make lasting friendships, all whilst raising money for charity.

Chief Executive Officer of Kent Sports Trust, Steve Wolfe, comments: “This is a fantastic opportunity to get out on your bike, to see the Kent countryside and to be a part of a real team event. We don’t leave any riders behind, it isn’t against the clock and we cycle together and motivate each other. Whether you are new to cycling or an experienced rider looking for a supported three-day ride, there is something for everyone and you will also be raising funds to continue the work of Kent Sports Trust, which is providing access to sports and recreation activities for people across Kent.”

Carol Ford at AC Goatham & Son comments: “We are delighted to support this major fund-raising event and the work of Kent Sports Trust to enable people to access and live a healthier lifestyle. Having personally taken part in the previous two rides, I can honestly say it is a great deal of fun, combining the pleasure of cycling across the beautiful Kent Countryside with the company of a fantastic group of people, who encourage each other on. This is a ride, not a race and I would urge anyone to come along and take part.”

Training plans and support is available in the run up to the ride taking place and the ride is fully supported with a team on hand to help keep both the rider and their bike moving.

Steve Wolfe continues: “We are this year hoping to encourage businesses in Kent who have employees who are keen on cycling to join in and take part as well as individuals who are looking for a ‘bucket list challenge’. This is a great way to meet like-minded cyclists, but without the competitive edge.”

To secure your place on the Goatham’s Great Kent Cycle Ride, visit www.kentsportstrust.org, email office@kentsportstrust.org or call (01634) 820780. It costs £75 per person to register and there is a minimum fundraising target. Money raised will fund the work of Kent Sports Trust and a donation will be made to Help for Heroes. If you don’t have a bike, don’t worry as if you sign up before 26th April, there is a chance to win a brand new £1,000 road bike. http://www.kentsportstrust.org/events/goathams-great-kent-cycle-ride-2019-bike-competition/

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