Dame Kelly Holmes will be taking part in the first-ever Goatham’s Great Kent Cycle Ride, covering nearly 200 miles across the county in aid of Kent Sports Trust Foundation and Help for Heroes.
The three-day event takes place in July and will see hundreds of cyclists get on their bikes to raise funds for charity and inspire people to take up cycling.
Leaving the headquarters of AC Goatham & Son at Flanders Farm, Hoo, on the morning of Friday 14th July, the cyclists will begin their journey taking in some of the more spectacular sights of Kent.
With one, two or three-day options for cyclists, the event is open to all ages and abilities, giving even the most modest of bike riders the chance to be involved in something special whilst helping to raise money for charity.
Double Olympic gold medal winner Dame Kelly is taking part on all three days and is looking forward to being on two wheels, whilst giving something back to the local community: “I am very much looking forward to the Great Kent Cycle Ride. Having recently got into cycling myself, I have a new appreciation for Kent as it has some amazing routes and places to ride around.”
Joining Dame Kelly on the three days will be Rob Smith from BBC South East Today and former Kent and England wicket keeper Geraint Jones MBE.
• To sign up to saddle up for Goatham’s Great Kent Cycle Ride, visit www.kentsportstrust.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org