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Tour de Kent 13

25/05/2013 - Kent - Multi-Day

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Ever fancied a sportive that has 3 stages with full ride
backup and overnight stops? Prefer a  one
day option? Like to take part on a more manageable "first ride" distance? The
Tour de Kent 2013 is a unique, inclusive event covering all of these.

The Tour de Kent 2013 will be cycling round the football
grounds of Kent to raise funds and awareness for two heart related charities,
namely CRY- Cardiac Risk in the Young and Take Heart Mercy Mission.

Taking place on the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend of Saturday
25-Monday 27 May 2013 and starting at Gillingham Football Club, riders have the
option of

-       "The
First Leg"; 15 gentle miles along the quiet back lanes between Gillingham &
Sittingbourne, on Saturday 25 May

-       "The
Full Day"; 50 miles from Gillingham to Margate visiting 6 grounds along the
North Kent coast including a lunch stop

-       "The
Lot!"; 200 miles over the full 3 days, visiting 21 grounds across Kent starting
& finishing at Gillingham. Optional overnight accommodation provided.

There will be footballers! Gillingham past & present
including management and other sporting celebrities will be riding.

The ride has full sportive backup: signage, GPX, medical,
outrider, mechanical, food stop and baggage transport services will be on offer
to those who sign up for the British Cycling supported ride at The ride even
has its own flapjack, made by Kent based small business Jackernuts, and
official cycling jersey from Foska.  Medway
Council are supporting the ride as part of Medway's 2013 "Festival of Sport".

Ride organiser Roger Maddams said: "The event, as with many
great ideas, started over a drink at a party, this time with Gillingham FC
Development Coach Mark Patterson. We both discovered we liked cycling, football
and good times so the initial idea was for a few friends to ride round a few
football grounds and raise a few pounds for charity. I thought about it, got
the maps out, got to work and now we have a full blown event that will attract
at least 300 riders including 110 on the 3 day stage option. The aim is to have
that great time, the great camaraderie and sense of achievement and to raise
tens of thousands for the charities".

Full details of the ride including registration &
accommodation fees can be found at
Ride numbers are strictly limited for the 3 day option, due to hotel room
numbers available at the overnight stop destinations of Margate and Maidstone.

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Gillingham FC
Address Line 2 Redfearn Ave
Town Gillingham
County Kent
Postcode me7 4dd
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Showers Showers
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

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