Tour De Leicestershire 2017

Bosworth Academy Staff Team to Ride in the Open Hands Tour De Leicestershire on Saturday 9th September

Bosworth Academy are again teaming up with Leicester based charity Open Hands for the 4th year in a row to raise money in a sponsored cycle event on Saturday 9th September. The Tour De Leicestershire is a non-competitive sportive cycle ride, which begins at Bosworth Academy and circumnavigates Leicestershire visiting a variety of villages including Mountsorrel, Gumley, Husbands Bosworth and Cosby. There are a choice of two routes – 80 miles and 56 miles. The ride will be fully signed, with drinks and food provided en-route and a BBQ at the finish.

Open Hands is a charity based in the city which provides food, furniture, clothes, care, support and counselling to the most vulnerable and needy people in Leicester and Leicestershire. All the money from the entry fee (except the £1 to British Cycling) goes directly to Open Hands and some teams and individuals choose to raise money through sponsorship as well.

For the first time, there will be a prize for the Organisation/Club/Business which cycles the most cumulative miles. The event is supported by Velobici Cyclewear, High5 Sports Nutrition and the Rapid Relief Team Charity. Dave Bennett, Deputy Head at Bosworth said: ‘Bosworth Academy is proud to be associated with the work of Open Hands. They do a great work supporting people in our city and county. We are hoping to get a large number of staff, students and parents involved this year – it will be brilliant to support Open Hands and have the enjoyment of getting fit as well.’

We are always looking for more riders. Why not enter a team? If you want more details or want to enter, visit the Open Hands Website.