A challenging sportive in the heart of the Garden of England.
For the fifth year running, Kent law firm, Clarkson Wright & Jakes (CWJ), are sponsoring the Kentish Killer, an annual sportive for the keen cyclist. This gruelling event, organised by Orpington Cycling Club, GS Avanti, takes place on Sunday 3rd March 2019.
With over 900 cyclists expected to set off from Brands Hatch motor racing circuit, the clue is in the title, this is no mean feat. There are two routes to choose from which take you up and down the North Downs and the Kentish Weald, with some stunning picturesque views. Cyclists can endure either a 45 mile route or the ever popular, super tough, 70 mile test. Thankfully, many of the roads used are incredibly quiet, particularly as it is an early morning in March.
GS Avanti have opened up event registration and as in previous years are selling places quick. Many local South London clubs see this as their winter challenge and lots of individuals return year on year because once you have done the ‘Killer’ once, you get the bug, as has Alex Wormald, one of CWJ’s personal injury and medical negligence lawyers. Alex will be embarking on his fourth experience of the Kentish Killer and knows only too well what’s in store, “For me I enjoy cycling and I do a lot of triathlon, however, it is a really tough ride, with extremely challenging hill climbs. As for training, I cycle to and from work every day and after the Christmas break I start putting in 1-2 hours training at the weekend. The great thing about this sportive is it’s really well organised, with plenty of marshalling and refreshment stops along the way. I see it as a great pre spring/summer warm up!”
For CWJ, it is great to be involved in the local community and through our partnership with GS Avanti we have enjoyed being part of this event which is also supported by volunteers from the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. To date the yearly event has raised over £30,000 for the charity.