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Staff at Golding Homes get on their bikes to support The Heart of Kent Hospice

Nine colleagues from Golding Homes will be getting on their bikes to take part in a Cyclo Sportive on 27th April in support of The Heart of Kent Hospice.

The local housing association is a keen supporter of the Hospice and is one of the main sponsors of the event, alongside East Malling Ltd and The Gallagher Group.

Golding Homes’ staff have already raised over £5,000 for the Hospice since it became their charity of the year in 2012.   Peter Stringer, Chief Executive of Golding Homes said: “We are delighted to be a key sponsor of the Cyclo Sportive as part of our ongoing charity partnership. We are particularly looking forward to getting on our bikes and encouraging others to do the same during our 10th anniversary year.”

Deryk Nolan, Property Manager at Golding Homes, will be leading the team on the day. He said: “We are proud to take part in this event supporting the Heart of Kent Hospice. I know we are all looking forward to the challenge and raising money for the hospice”

Now in its second year, this 100km cycle ride starts and finishes at East Malling Research in Ditton and takes the riders through some of the most stunning parts of the Kent countryside.  There are also two shorter routes available at 65km and 38km. As a timed event riders are challenged to achieve a certain time based on gender and age.  The circular routes will be signposted and there will be marshals at each of the refreshment points, with entertainment at the end of the event.

The Heart of Kent Hospice is also grateful to Cycles UK, LA Fitness, Minimise, H&C Motors Ltd and Strata for their support of the Cyclo Sportive.

If you would like to take up this challenge and join our cycle of care then you can register online at    Cyclists will be provided with a map of the route on registration or they will be able to download it from the Hospice’s GPS software.   The entry fee for 100k ride is £35 per person and £30 for the 65km and 38km ride.

Contact Details

For more information, please contact

Diane Beeching, Communications Manager, The Heart of Kent Hospice on

01622 792200 Ext: 235

or email