Southern sportive

The Great Notts Bike Ride heads to Nottingham this year on June 22. The charity event has different rides for all abilities, including Nottinghamshire?s first sportive.

Accompanying an expected 4,000 riders will be former England and Notts Forest footballer Geoff Thomas, who has raised money for his own leukaemia charity by riding the route of the Tour de France following his personal recovery from the disease.

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