WHEELS ON FIRE

Get on your bike; entries are open for the Tour de Thamesmead. The race takes place on June 29 and is open to all ages. The event follows a loop and begins and ends at Crossway Park, covering Lesnes Abbey, Southmere Park and Birchmere Park as part of an 8.3 mile course. Shuttles leave every 30 minutes with up to 300 people taking part. There’s medals and goody bags for participants; helmets and high-vis vests recommended. Photo: Brian Aldrich.
www.thamesmeadnow.org.uk

COMEDIANS AND CARR’S

Comedian Jimmy Carr is testing out new material at Blackheath Halls. Be the first to hear the comedian’s new material before he takes it on the road on his UK Terribly Funny tour in May.
Saturday 13 April at 7pm and 9:30pm.
Tickets: £20.
Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, SE3 9RQ.
Phone: 020 8463 0100.
www.blackheathhalls.com

A FIGHTING CHANCE

Head to the O2 for a double header evening of Championship boxing. Dave Allen faces the biggest night of his career when he takes on former WBA World Champion Lucas Browne on a huge evening of Heavyweight action at The O2 on 20 April.
On the same evening, Finchley bad boy Derek Chisora returns to the ring against Senad Gashi. Former World title challenger Chisora recently teamed up with highly-respected trainer Dave Coldwell and has his eyes on the prize for this fight. “Gashi has shown he is a true fighter, he is always ready to go to war when called,” Chisora said. “He is a wild horse, a loose cannon, he is coming to win but trust me, he won’t hear the final bell. I’m ready, we’ve stepped things up a gear working hard with Dave Coldwell. April 20th WAR Chisora will be back in London to show the Heavyweight division exactly why retirement wasn’t an option.”
A Night of Championship Boxing is at the O2 on April 20. Doors open at 4:30pm. www.theo2.co.uk

MINI MARATHON

Are you in the running for the annual Hospice mini marathon? With almost 1,000 runners already signed up for Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice’s Mini Marathon on Sunday 12 May, the fundraiser is set to be another sell out event.
Hundreds of children can lace up their trainers to walk, run or jog their way around a 2.62 mile route, the only running event for children in Greenwich Park. It’s also the only running event where you’ll find a large blue Owl, a fire engine and a couple of Pearly Kings and Queens. 2019 marks 25 years since the Abbey Wood hospice opened its doors and welcomed their first patients.
To register for the Mini Marathon families can visit:
www.communityhospice.org.uk or registration forms are available from all Hospice shops.