Fancy a free pint? On yer bike!

Free pint? On yer bike...
Free pint? On yer bike...

Malt The Brewery has announced it will offer a free pint for every adult rider who completes the Chiltern Samaritans Cycle fundraiser on Saturday 1 July.

The pint from the brewery in Prestwood, Great Missenden, comes on top of a free lunch and shiny medal for every participant. The sportive sets off from the picturesque grounds of historic West Wycombe House. You can enter one of three routes in the event – the 25-mile Dashwood Challenge and the Hellfire 50 and 80-milers – at
Malt The Brewery founder Nick Watson said: "We're definitely entering Team Malt into this sportive, and we'll be bringing beer too. Professional cyclists traditionally drank beer during the Tour de France to keep themselves going. While we won't be doing that – and we wouldn't encourage it – we're quite happy to give everyone a pint at the end. Cheers!"

Chiltern Samaritans chairman Simon Rubin said: "What better than the thought of a pint at the finish line to keep you going as you ride through the majestic Chiltern Hills? We welcome Malt The Brewery to our Samaritans Cycle family and thank them for helping us launch this important fundraiser."

Event partner High Wycombe Cycling Club will host a free guided training ride on Saturday 4 March for anyone thinking of entering the Samaritans Cycle. The friendly group ride will begin at 9am from the car park of West Wycombe Garden Centre in Chorley Road, West Wycombe (HP14 3AP). Cyclists will be led around the 25-mile Dashwood Challenge at a pace everyone can keep up with.

The entry fee is just £15 for the Dashwood Challenge and £30 for the Hellfire 50 or 80. However, anyone who raises at least £100 in sponsorship for the Chiltern Samaritans from taking part in the Samaritans Cycle will be refunded the cost of their entry fee. It costs more than £30,000 a year to keep the Chilterns Samaritans going. The charity helps nearly 30,000 people a year through the 116 123 freephone number, email address and face-to-face support at its branch in 149 Station Road, Amersham.