Registrations have officially opened for a popular cycling event helping raise funds for Compton Care. Emily Thompson, Anita Lonsbrough, Hugh Porter and Jack Carver help to officially launch the Round the Wrekin Sportive The Round the Wrekin Sportive will see hundreds of cyclists hit the roads of Shropshire and Staffordshire on Sunday, May 21 to raise funds for the palliative care charity, with the 2022 event raising £50,000.
There will be three routes for cyclists looking to take part, with the 25-mile Carvers Challenge, 64-mile Hugh Porter Classic and 101-mile Compton Epic, all starting and finishing at Dudley Kingswinford Rugby Club.
Patrons Hugh Porter and Anita Lonsbrough met up with Jack Carver and Compton Care community and events manager Emily Thompson to officially launch the event, with Hugh saying the event was a great way to help a charity he valued highly.
He said: "It’s a great community event and a charity fundraiser for Compton Care, which is the main objective, and we were so impressed with last year’s event which, after an absence of three years, saw more than 600 people rock up and £50,000 raised.
"We’ve freshened things up this year and three new courses, with lots of roads that I used to ride and train on, and I would say to anyone who might be thinking about doing it to go ahead and do it.
"If you’re not a regular cyclist, do the shorter route, which will be well within your compass, and get out and do some cycling two or […]
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