The Heart of England Cycling Rally been held for many years at the village of Meriden, between Coventry, and Birmingham. Meriden is the proclaimed Centre of England, where a national War Memorial dedicated to cyclists was erected on the village green in 1921
SATURDAY 18 MAY 2013
0700 Meriden Methodist Church Hall open for Audax registration (see separate Event entry under Audax)
Light refreshments available throughout the day
Trade Stand provided by Park Cycles. Phone 0121 353 5136 before the weekend if you require specific goods brought along for approval.
0800 Start of Cotswold Challenge Audax - 160km - see separate details
0900 Start of Warwickshire Wanderer Audax - 100km - see separate details
0930 Registration for all-day led rides. (£2.) Leave Methodist Church Hall 1000 prompt.
1 A gently paced ride through lanes around Coventry with stops for coffee and lunch (bring your own or buy). Total distance about 40 miles. Back at Meriden by 1600.
2 A relaxing ride of about 25 miles to Hoar Park for a late coffee stop, returning to Meriden by 1400
Anytime Try our Treasure Hunt Competition - A light hearted search on country lanes - free and open to all. Should take approx. 1.5 - 2 hours.
Refreshments available throughout the day for returning cyclists and visitors.
1900 Village Hall closes.The Bulls Head will be open for evening meals and refreshments.
SUNDAY 19 MAY 2013
1100 On Meriden Green – 92nd Cyclists’ Memorial Service - A Celebration of Cycling
Music by the Bulkington Silver Band and Atherstone Chorale.
1200 Village Hall Opens
1200 - 1400 Cakes and tea/coffee available, or bring your own sandwiches.
Trade Stand by Park Cycles.
Service Organiser - Harry Child, 75 Russell Bank Road, Sutton Coldfield, B74 4RQ Tel: 0121 353 5814
Events Organiser - John Bennett, 56 Selly Oak Road, Bournville, Birmingham B30 1LS Tel: 0121 459 9319
CLICK HERE for programme to download (pdf, opens in a new window)