Heart of England 2017


Sunday 16 July 2017


Packwood House, Solihull

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Join us on our popular annual bike ride in the Heart of England organised by the Knowle and Dorridge Lions.

Starting and finishing at Packwood House, use your pedal power to weave through the scenic country lanes of Warwickshire.

Choose your challenge with 12, 18, 30 or 60 mile routes.


Heart Of England Bike Ride is organised and managed by Knowle and Dorridge Lions Club Charity Trust Fund, a registered charity with number 509993. Riders will need to agree to the Knowle and Dorridge Lions' Terms and Conditions on the day of the ride in order to participate. Please note that 30% of all net proceeds from this event will be retained by the Knowle and Dorridge Lions Club to donate to local causes.

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Sign up for the Heart of England Bike Ride 2017

When: Sunday 16 July 2017

Where: Packwood House, Solihull

To view the Knowle and Dorridge Lions' Terms and Conditions for taking part in the event please click here.

  Advance  On the day 
Adult entry  £12  £18 
Child entry (8-18 years old)  £6 - please contact Fundraising Support for an offline entry form £9 
Child entry (under 8 years old)  Free - please contact Fundraising Support for an offline entry form Free 

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If you are under 18 years old please contact Fundraising Support for an offline entry form. If you are under 16 years old you must be accompanied on the ride by an adult.

Online registrations close Monday 10 July 2017, however you can register on the day by visiting us at the check in desk.

For more information

If you would like more information on this event, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:

Email: [email protected]


Packwood House, Packwood Lane, Lapworth, B94 6AT

Getting there by car

Packwood House is 2 miles east of Hockley Heath (on A3400) and 11 miles south-east of central Birmingham.

The Knowle and Dorridge Lions advise that parking is limited at Packwood House so people are encouraged to car share or cycle to the start point if possible.

Getting there on foot

Millennium Way crosses the park at Packwood House.

Getting there by train

Lapworth 1½ miles; Birmingham International 8 miles.

Getting there by bus

From Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon, alight Hockley Heath, 1¾ miles.

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Get fit for your challenge

Take the opportunity to improve your fitness before the ride. Plan your training with expert tips and advice in our cycling training zone.

Being active is an important part of reducing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Get more heart health tips.

Make sure you have the right kit

You should wear comfortable, appropriate clothing and footwear suitable for cycling. Take a look at our recommended cycling kit list for what to wear on the day and what to bring with you, or treat yourself to some new gear from our online cycling shop.

Get your family and friends involved

Your family and friends could be part of the action as well. Why not ask them to take part with you, or they could come and cheer you on. Ask them to look the part and ramp up the red.

Route and times

The route starts and finishes at Packwood House, and weaves it's way through Warwickshire's delightful country lanes. Choose your challenge to cycle approximately 12, 18, 30 or 60 miles.

 Registration desk open 09:00 - 11:30 
 Event start 09:30 - 11:30 (staggered)
 Event finish  14:30

Toilets will be available at the start/finish point. Please note that there are no changing rooms or lockers available and we ask that you do not bring pets to this event.

There is free entrance to Packwood House for this bike ride.