HALESOWEN Cycling Club is holding an event aimed at getting more people involved in the sport as well as raising charity funds.

Following the nation's enthusiasm for the Tour de France, Halesowen A and CC is calling on people to take part in their sportive race.

The Halesowen 100 will take place from 8am on Monday, August 25 and take competitors through the scenic countryside south of the club.

It will offer a challenging route that requires a moderate level of fitness. The route starts and finishes from the clubhouse at Halesowen Manor Abbey Stadium with an undulating ascent into the Worcestershire countryside before descending five kilometres into the first of several picturesque villages.

It continues south through country lanes before a welcoming feed station at 50km in Hampton Lovett.

Participant then continue south towards Himbleton on a relatively flat section of road before looping back through Droitwich. The final 25km return features a challenging tree-lined climb over the Clent Hills followed by the long descent through Romsley village.

Charity fundraiser Sam Greatrex will be taking on the challenge as he embarks on an epic journey around the world to break 11 world records.

Sam will be using only human power by cycling 18,000 miles and rowing 14,000 miles.

The Halesowen 100 marks the start of Sam's 18 month journey in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and people are invided to support his cause.

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