Former Coventry City striker Cyrille Regis and defender Steve Staunton are supporting a 7inSeven Charity Challenge bike ride.
This morning, the 7inSeven charity challenge will culminate with a 27-mile leisure ride from the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, into a traffic-restricted Broad Street and onto Centenary Square, where Birmingham City Council will be staging a cycling festival between 12pm – 4pm, entitled 'Bringing the bike back to our City'.
Participants of the event will be cycling alongside local celebrities, including former Birmingham City FC star Michael Johnson, former West Bromwich Albion player Brendan Batson; well-known fundraiser ‘Blind Dave’ Heeley; Ian Danter of Talk Sport, Tom Ross of Free Radio; and Phil Upton of BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.
More than 200 leisure riders are expected to take part in the Coventry-to-Birmingham cycling event. The cost of entry is only £30. Each participant will receive a commemorative medal, technical t-shirt and a Help Harry Help Others bracelet.
Cyrille Regis, who won the FA Cup in 1987 with the Sky Blues, said: “It’s a great honour to be involved in the first ever 7-in-Seven Big Bike challenge and I hope as many people as possible get involved to enable us to reach the target of £100,000 raised for Help Harry Help Others.”
The 7inSeven bike challenge aims to remind people how much fun cycling is as a sport, a pastime, a means of transport, and to promote it as part of a healthy lifestyle suitable for all ages and fitness levels. The event aims to inspire 7,000 people to collectively ride 77,777 miles (equivalent to three times round the world) by recording the miles they’ve pedalled on the 7inSeven website.
The registration page for the final Coventry-to-Birmingham leg of the 7inSeven event is available by clickingh on www.7inseven.co.uk and www.hhho.org.uk .
Source: Coventry MAD