Shepherd Neame supports Great Kent Bike Ride

Posted: 09 May 2011

Blog category: News, Sport

Shepherd Neame is supporting this year’s Great Kent Bike Ride, which is expected to attract 1,000 riders.

The June 12 event has been arranged by the visitor attraction, the Rare Breeds Centre in Woodchurch, near Ashford, and will raise money for the Canterbury Oast Trust, a charity for adults with learning disabilities, which is based at the centre.

Shepherd Neame is one of the sponsors of the event and seven of its pubs have been designated official refreshment stops along the routes.

Participants will ride either a 35-mile or 60-mile route. Both start and finish in Ashford and take in the picturesque villages and open landscape of East Kent. There is also a less demanding five-mile off road route.

Riders will be able to stop at any of the seven Shepherd Neame pubs where a warm welcome awaits.
The pubs are:
Royal Oak, Mersham
Ship Hotel, New Romney
Royal Mail, Lydd
Woolpack Inn, Brookland
The Vine, Tenterden
Bonny Cravat, Woodchurch
Kings Head, Shadoxhurst

Shepherd Neame chief executive Jonathan Neame said: “We are delighted to support the Great Kent Bike Ride. It supports a very worthy cause and is just the sort of healthy lifestyle event that families can enjoy.”

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