Saddle up for third annual bike ride - The Rugby Observer

Saddle up for third annual bike ride

Rugby Editorial 13th Aug, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

THE third Lutterworth Big Bike Ride takes place on Sunday.

There is still time to enter the ride which will take people on four routes all starting from Misterton Hall.

Last year 400 riders took part with 60 completing the more gruelling 62-mile section including one on a unicycle.

Entrants can also cycle their way around the 11, 23 and 39 miles routes all of which take quieter country lanes in the beautiful surroundings of rural Leicestershire and Northamptonshire such as the Naseby battlefield site.

Part of the route from Naseby to Holcot was used by the Friends Life Woman’s Tour this May and many sections follow the National Cycle Network.

It is one of the main fund-raising events of Lutterworth Rotary Club with their various charities and Epilepsy Action set to benefits from the proceeds from the £10 entry fee for adults and the £5 for under 12s.

There will also be a free hog roast on the day supplied by the events main sponsor Neil Green Catering.

A Rotary Club spokesman told us: “The event is for enjoyment and is not competitive, see beautiful countryside, have fun and enjoy a hog roast.

“We hope everyone who takes part also enjoys the exercise while raising money for good causes.”

To enter go to Lutterworth Sound and Vision Church Street or Lutterworth Cycle Centre, George Street, go online at or turn up on the day with a completed entry form downloadable from with payment.

Riders will be give route guides and there will be signs around each, but not marshals. The 62 mile ride starts at 9.30m, the 23 and 39 miles routes at 10am and the family 11 mile ride at 10.30am.

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