#Hinckley2Heather bike ride returns this summer

The #Hinckley2Heather charity bike ride is back this summer – and you’re invited to sign up.

On Saturday 17th July, the day of our Simon Blyth Memorial Trophy match against Heather, you can get on your bike again in memory of two good friends and fellow supporters.

The ride supports charities in memory of Simon and Ray Baggott, who both had significant influence in the founding of our club.

A group of AFC supporters first rode the 12 miles from Hinckley to Heather in 2017. On that occasion, they raised funds in Simon’s memory for Cancer Research UK.

And having raised £2500 over the three rides before a year off in 2020, this summer it’s back.

This year two charities will be chosen, one each for the memories of Ray and Simon. Ray’s charity will be Hope Against Cancer, while Simon’s will be chosen by our friends at Heather.

Event organiser Marek Portland said: “It will be great to get back out on the bikes again and we are always looking for new riders.

“It’s always an extremely well supported event and we raised over £1000 the last time we rode in 2019.

“This year we want to raise as much money as we can in memory of two irreplaceable men in Hinckley’s footballing journey.”

The ride will start at The Milestone pub in Hinckley at 11am, riding via Dadlington, Shenton and Bosworth Water Park. They will then take a break at The Rising Sun in Shackerstone before the remaining four miles to Heather.

Entry is £15 per person, and includes admission to the match and a drink upon arrival at St John’s Park. All riders must be over 18 and must wear a helmet.

If you want to get involved, contact Marek directly or email Hinckley AFC director Mark Langley on mark@hinckleyafc.co.uk.