The Wrekin Sportive is a charity bike ride on Sunday 22 May starting from Kingswinford and heading into the Shropshire Hills, taking in the Long Mynd, the Stiperstones and the Wrekin. There is a choice of three routes ranging from 23 miles to 101 miles, and the event is supported by cycling legend Hugh Porter MBE. Proceeds go towards Compton Hospice in Wolverhampton and you can find out more at Compton-hospice.org.uk.
Beth Heath, owner of the award-winning events company Shropshire Festivals, has been appointed chairwoman of the Shropshire Business Board, taking over from Paul Bennett. Beth