The Goatham’s Great Kent Cycle Ride returned this month with the riders successfully covering over 200 miles of the county’s roads on 5th-7th July, raising money for Kent Sports Trust to help people across Kent access sporting and recreation activities. A donation will also be made to Help for Heroes.
The riders set off from the headquarters of AC Goatham & Son at Flanders Farm, Hoo, on the morning of Friday 5th July, and they began their journey, travelling east along the coast via Margate before reaching Dover. Day two saw the riders cycle across the beautiful Weald of Kent to Tunbridge Wells. On the final day, the riders cycled from Tunbridge Wells to Rochester before returning to Flanders Farm.
Chief Executive Officer of Kent Sports Trust, Steve Wolfe, comments: “This was a fantastic opportunity for riders of all ages and abilities to get out on their bike, to see the Kent countryside and to be a part of a real team event. Whether new to cycling or an experienced rider looking for a supported three-day ride, there was something for everyone this weekend whilst also raising funds to continue the work of the Kent Sports Trust, which is providing access to sports and recreation activities for people across Kent.”
Carol Ford at AC Goatham & Son comments: “We were once again delighted to support this major fund-raising event and the work of Kent Sports Trust to enable people to access and live a healthier lifestyle. Having personally taken part in all three rides, I can honestly say it is a great deal of fun, combining the pleasure of cycling across the beautiful Kent Countryside with the company of a fantastic group of people, who encourage each other on.”