Gretton Charity Sportive getting back into the saddle to help talented youngsters

The Travers Foundation provides financial support to 13 to 30-year-olds to help them realise their dreams in sport, music and the performing arts.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 4:15 pm
Updated Friday, 28th May 2021, 4:16 pm

A firm fixture in the county's cycling calendar is gearing up for the return to the roads of Northamptonshire next month and riders are being urged to sign up to the charity bike ride.

The Gretton Charity Sportive - a fundraiser for The Travers Foundation - will see budding Chis Froomes take to the saddle on 20km, 50km and 100km routes.

Organising partners Wild Dog Events have promised a route for all ages and abilities with refreshment stops aplenty, medals and a celebration barbie and bar to welcome finishers.

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Gretton Sportive

Bruce Donald, trustee of The Travers Foundation and Director of Wild Dog Events, said: "We’re delighted to be running this popular cycling event again, now in its third year.

"We want to support the fantastic work of The Travers Foundation in giving young people the opportunity to excel and this fits with our ethos of helping people to realise their full potential."

Recognising the increased number of people who have discovered cycling in the past year, organisers Wild Dog Events have added a third distance to open up the popular event to more riders who want to enjoy the beautiful countryside and fantastic views of the Welland Valley.

Cyclists will be well catered for whether they choose to ride the 20km, 50km or 100km route – there will be well-stocked feed stations including one at the popular cycling café Spokes, a sweeper van, finishers' medals and barbecue and bar at the finish line.

Gretton Sportive

The Travers Foundation is a volunteer-led charity that provides financial support to 13 to 30-year-olds to help them realise their dreams in sport, music and the performing arts.

All profits from The Gretton Charity Sportive will go to The Travers Foundation. To book a place for the event that takes place on June 12 click here.