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The Gretton Charity Sportive raises money for local charity

Whether you’re an experienced rider on enthusiastic beginner The Gretton Charity Sportive offers something for everyone and raises money for the popular local charity The Travers Foundation.

For cyclists there is the option of a 30-mile route which offer 1800ft of climbing or the more challenging 4100ft climb of the 64-mile route.

The start is at the playing fields in Gretton with a staggered start for the long course from 9am and the shorter route from 9:30am.

Both rides follow the same route to Glapthorn near Oundle before heading back towards Gretton. At Lyddington the long route then heads west and allows you spectacular views of the Eyebrook reservoir. The route then winds its way through the beautiful Welland Valley, with the big test coming at approximately 50 miles up to Neville Holt. There you are rewarded with some spectacular views across the Welland Valley.

The first feed station for both routes is at approximately 22 miles and the second at roughly 50 miles. Showers are available at the Gretton sports club and the licensed bar will open at 11am.

To make this a great family day out, at 1 O’clock the kids will have their turn with an off road fun bike route around the playing fields.

At the same time there is a BBQ sponsored, by the Blue Bell Inn in Gretton, selling food to replenish your energy levels before the excellent Top Banana Band get funky at 2pm.

Bruce Donald, event organiser and Trustee of the Travers Foundation said “The Gretton Charity Sportive is a wonderful opportunity for riders of all abilities to have a great day out and raise money for our charity. The afternoon allows the family to join in and have a good time. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Gretton in June.”

All proceeds are going to The Travers Foundation and riders will be setting up fundraising pages to show their support.

For further information on the work of the Travers Foundation please visit http://www.travers-foundation.org.uk

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