|Heart of Kent Hospice Cyclo Sportive 27 April 2014|
Known as the cycle of care, this event is a real physical challenge due to the undulating Kent countryside. There are feed stations on both the 100km and 65km route, and participants will be challenged to achieve a specified time based on their age and gender.
On the day, registration for the full route begins at 7.30 am, with the cycle starting at 8.30am. Entry costs £35 per person. For those riding the shorter routes, registration commences at 8.30am and the cycle begins at 9.00am. The cost for participating in the shorter routes is £30. To sign up for the event, or to take a look at maps for the three routes, visit the Heart of Kent Hospice website. http://www.hokh.org/events/event-detail/heart-of-kent-cyclo-sportive1
The care and support that the Heart of Kent Hospice provides is free of charge to those that need it. However the cost of providing those services comes to around £3.8 million per year, £2.7 million of which must be financed through fundraising. This makes events such as the Heart of Kent Cyclo Sportive vital to ensuring that the hospice can continue to provide the services that are so vital to local people.
If you’re not convinced you can cycle 100km, there are plenty of less energetic events on the Heart of Kent Hospice fundraising calendar. On March 20th there is a Charity Ladies Lunch, on April 1st there is an Open Garden Scheme, and on 19th July there is a Wild West Walk. Alternatively why not visit the Heart of Kent Hospice shop on West Malling High Street for high quality branded fashion as well as antiques and collectables? However you choose to support this valuable local charity you can be sure your contribution will make a real difference to patients suffering from life limiting illness.