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Community News & Views | Rotary Club cycle ride

For the last ten years the Rotary Club of Chichester Harbour has organised an annual charity cycle ride from Chichester to Chartres.


This year, however, they are planning something slightly different and a little closer to home, but hope the new event will prove to be equally interesting and certainly no less challenging for enthusiastic cyclists who want to help raise money for a worthwhile cause.


On the weekend of September 7-8, a group will be cycling around the Isle of Wight.


The route follows much of the picturesque coastline, with magnificent views, but rather than being flat the route is undulating and occasionally hilly in places, and so will offer most cyclists a unique yet attainable challenge.


Including cycling from Chichester to Portsmouth on the outward and return journeys, and then cycling around the island, the club has estimated the total distance will be around 120 miles.


There are many sights to see on the island and cyclists will be able to make café stops and explore at their own pace as they cycle the route. All cyclists will be provided with a map of the island.


As always, this charity cycle event fundraises for a local charity, and for this year’s event Stonepillow has been chosen as the main beneficiary, with other local charities selected by the Rotary club to benefit to a lesser degree.


It is especially timely that Stonepillow has been chosen as 2019 is the charity’s 30th anniversary year.


Stonepillow offers shelter, information and support to empower homeless and vulnerable people to make positive changes in their lives.


There are number of reasons that can cause someone to become homeless, whether it is individual circumstances, external factors or both.


Further information about this event and a booking form can be obtained by contacting: or 01243 538106 or 07798 805784.


All bookings need to be in place by Wednesday, July 31.

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