THE High Sheriff of Warwickshire is getting on her bike – to showcase the best of the county.
Residents are being encouraged to support Warwickshire’s High Sheriff as she embarks on a gruelling 5-day cycling challenge across the length and breath of Warwickshire.
From October 1-5, Min Willoughby de Broke will be cycling more 200 miles around Warwickshire with two key aims:
To showcase the incredible people, organisations and independent businesses that make Warwickshire the best it can be to live, work and visit; and
To raise £10,000 for the High Sheriff’s Fund, which was established to hand-out grants to small voluntary and community organisations operating at a grassroots level in Warwickshire.
She aims to complete the trip before some of the world’s leading female cyclists – including Annemiek Van Vleuten, Tokyo Olympics’ gold and silver medallist – take their places in the county for the individual time trial stage in the Women’s Tour of Britain.
She’ll be arriving in the area on her first day out, Friday, October 1, on a stage that will see her leave Shipston on Stour at 9am and end at Henley in Arden at around 3.35pm passing through Stratford Bidford and Alcester, and covering a total distance of 50 miles.
She said: “I knew that when I became High Sheriff that I wanted to do something big, something that would challenge myself while shining a light on all the amazing businesses and organisations that contribute to making Warwickshire the best it can be!”