CYCLING enthusiasts in Redditch are invited to challenge double Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy to a time trial – and win a VIP trip to the Tour De France.

The Challenge Ed Clancy event is being hosted by leading motors business Trust Group UK at its Skoda dealerships in Redditch as well as Wolverhampton and Stourbridge.

Between Wednesday, April 16 and Friday, April 25 people can call in and compete in the time trial.

Andrew Hockedy, managing director of Trust Group, said: “Everyone’s time will be recorded on a Top Gear style leader board. The top three competitors from each of the dealerships will then compete in the final heats to win the right to challenge Ed.”

On Saturday, April 26, Ed will be at Trust’s Wolverhampton dealership where he will take on the two finalists in a time trial and a sprint.

Both finalists will win a £3,000 VIP hospitality package to this year’s Tour De France, including travel, accommodation and the chance to cycle with former professional road racer and winner of the Triple Crown Stephen Roche.

During the course of the event the business will be supporting Cancer Research UK asking visitors to make a donation to the charity which will enter them into a competition for the chance to win a Skoda Rapid Spaceback worth more than £16,000.

Mr Hockedy added: “We expect a huge level of support for this event - not only because of the mouth-watering opportunity for keen cyclists to challenge Ed, but also because of the amazing prize on offer."

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