Welcome to Cycling Weekly’s Charity Ride calendar for 2010.

Here you will find a comprehensive list of fund-raising rides in Britain. If you’re looking for a cyclo-sportive, then try our 2010 cyclo-sportive calendar>>

MARCH



Saturday 13 March 2010


Robin Hood Bike Ride
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG21 9JL 


36 miles/3 miles £5 Child/£10 Adult


There’s a fun ‘family scramble’ ride around 
Sherwood Pines, completing as many laps as you like. The longer distance is a 36 mile circular route heading off road in Sherwood Pines, it then travels along the Robin Hood Way through Sherwood Forest and into Clumber Park. Exploring the stomping grounds of one of Britain’s best loved legends make’s a great day out whilst raising money for the British Heart Foundation. The person who sends in the most sponsorship will win an experience to Go Ape in Sherwood Pines for four people! 


Web: www.bhf.org.uk




Sunday 28 March 2010


The Outdoors Show 100 Bike Ride

100 km/100 miles £25 and £25 sponsorship suggested


Riding for Action Medical Research takes cyclists from the heart of the Ordnance Survey Outdoor Show at the NEC and swiftly into the Warwickshire countryside to take in the delights of a Springtime Sunday.

Web: www.action.org.uk/get_involved/outdoors_show100.php


APRIL


Saturday 10 April 2010


CARE London to Brighton Cycle Challenge

91 km £150


This challenge will see participants cycle all 91km from London to Brighton in a day, enjoying the idyllic countryside along the way. A celebratory finish awaits at Brighton Pier. Your £150 entry includes participation, lunch and refreshments and will help to fund some of CARE’s work in over 70 countries around the world. 


Web: www.carechallenge.org.uk/london2brighton



Sunday 25 April 2010


Leukaemia South Herts Bikeathon


19 miles

The route for this 19 mile ride will travel along country lanes with views of the Hertfordshire countryside taking in Elstree, Borehamwood, Ridge, Shenley and Radlett. Take a look at the fundraising page for ideas on how to get started, all the sponsorship money raised will go towards Leukaemia Researchs vital work into finding a cure and improving treatments for blood cancers.


Web: www.bikeathonbritain.co.uk






British Heart Foundation Dorset Bike Ride


Queen Elizabeth School, Wimborne, Dorset


66 miles/50 miles/25 miles


Join more than 1,600 cyclists on our most popular bike ride in the South West. The picturesque route will take you through the Dorset countryside taking in huge patches of beautiful blue bells and quaint country cottages on route. As the Challenge is a sponsored event we ask you to raise as much sponsorship money as you can as your hard-earned sponsorship will make a real difference to thousands of people living with heart disease.

Web: www.bhf.org.uk/bikerides



Leukaemia Vyrnwy Bikeathon


Vyrnwy, Llanwddyn School, Powys, SY10 0LY

Situated amongst the mountains of Mid Wales, approximately eight miles from the small market town of Llanfyllin, Powys. Lake Vyrnwy is without doubt an area of outstanding beauty providing plenty of opportunity for those who like the outdoor life to carry out many activities and will leave you ready to return for more. Weather permitting we are sure you will have a great day! All the sponsorship money raised will be go towards Leukaemia Researchs vital work into finding a cure and improving treatments for blood cancers.

Web: www.bikeathonbritain.co.uk 



MAY


Monday 3 May 2010

Kent Air Ambulance San Fairy Ann CC Cyclo Sportive


118 km 
EVENT FULL!!


As Sportives go this is a low key one, ideal for those who don’t fancy the ultra hilly classics and for those who are training for these. Every rider who finishes inside one of the qualifying times will receive the appropriate medal, engraved with their name, time and details of the event.

Web: www.sanfairyanncc.co.uk



Saturday 8 May 2010


The 112


112 miles £10 and £100 sponsorship suggested


Standing Together Against Domestic Violence are organising a charity bike ride covering 112 miles in one day – that’s one mile for every woman who dies each year as a result of domestic violence. The aim of the event is to: Highlight the issue of domestic violence; Ensure people understand the damage caused by domestic violence; and raise funds to combat domestic violence though a coordinated response to this crime. You can enter as an individual, team or relay. Contact: Laura Burtenshaw 0208 748 5717 or admin@standingtogether.org.uk


Web: www.standingtogether.org.uk 






British Heart Foundation Vale of Belvoir


Grantham, Leicestershire NG32 1PE 


25 miles/40 miles/55 miles £10 Adults/£5 under 16′s. 


A scenic bike ride across three counties, taking in beautiful countryside views. Starting and finishing at Belvoir Castle this picturesque route is a great ride and an enjoyable day out, for all the family. The route passes through Hose, Branston and Denton.


Web: www.bhf.org.uk



Saturday 8-Sunday 9 May 2010

Asthma UK’s Beach to Beach cycle challenge


100 miles

£49 (includes overnight camping accommodation in West Wittering) £250 sponsorship suggested


A challenging two day cycle ride along the picturesque south coast of England from Bournemouth to Brighton. The event will have a 1950s seaside theme and cyclists will be encouraged to take part in fancy dress – prizes will be awarded for the best costumes! Cyclists will start in Bournemouth travel into the heart of the New Forest towards the South Downs, before arriving at West Wittering for the end of the first leg. Day two cyclists head out along the coastal tracks of Worthing, Shoreham and Hove before arriving in buzzing Brighton for the finish line celebrations.


Web: www.asthma.org.uk or call 0800 121 62 55. 





Sunday 9 May 2010


British Heart Foundation North Wales ride


15 miles/30 miles


Cyclists are attracted to the favourable route options and the experience of cycling along the beautiful coast and countryside of North Wales. Starting from Rhyl’s events arena the route will take you along coastal paths, cycle routes and roads around North Wales. It is an event for all ages and abilities so get a team together to help raise money for the BHF. 


Web: www.bhf.org.uk/get_involved





Pilgrims Cycle Challenge


Either Canterbury, Ashford or Thanet hospices


70 miles/15 miles £25


Web: www.pilgrimscyclechallenge.org 





Leukaemia Clumber Park Bikeathon


19 miles/11 miles


Watch out for Robin Hood at the 13th Clumber Park Bikeathon which takes place in National Trust’s world-famous Sherwood Forest! Riders have a choice of either 11 miles (one circuit) or 19 miles (two circuits) on the quiet, picturesque roads and tracks within Clumber Park. All the sponsorship money raised will be go towards Leukaemia Research s vital work into finding a cure and improving treatments for blood cancers. 


Web: www.bikeathonbritain.co.uk





Leukaemia Grimsby Bikeathon


Christmas World, East Ravendale Farm, East Ravendale, Grimsby DN37 0RX


10 miles/15 miles/40 miles


The Bikeathon is signposted and marshalled, with refreshment stops, and all riders receive a t-shirt and medal. All sponsorship money going towards Leukaemia Researchs vital work into finding a cure and improving treatments for blood cancers. 


Web: www.bikeathonbritain.co.uk






Leukaemia Woking Bikeathon


The Bishop David Brown School, Albert Drive, Sheerwater, GU21 5RF


29 miles/14 miles £10 Adult/£5 Junior/£25 Family


The Woking Bikeathon is a fun day out for the family but with the serious purpose of raising money to help the vital work of Leukaemia Research. The first Woking Bikeathon took place in 1989 and since then thousands of cyclists have taken part in what is probably Woking’s biggest event for charity. So far we have raised over £1.8 million. 


Web: www.bikeathonbritain.co.uk





Leukaemia Glasgow Bikeathon


13 miles/26 miles


Both rides start and finish at the beautiful country park in Drumpellier, on the Glasgow/North Lanarkshire border. The historic park was formerly a private estate occupying an area of 500 acres, comprising two natural lochs. Riders will take in a traffic-free section of the park before heading eastwards. Both routes pass north of the Iron Burgh town of Coatbridge – its name coming from its ironworks heritage, and the market town of Airdrie before heading north into the North Lanarkshire countryside. Contact Yvonne Dickson 0131 669 7862

Web: www.bikeathonbritain.co.uk





Suffolk Sunrise Bike Ride


Woodbridge, IP12 4DA


100 km/100 miles £25 and £25 sponsorship suggested


Due to tremendous popularity, reluctantly the ferry crossings been removed from the route as it had insufficient capacity for everyone, but in doing that even more quiet country lanes have been added. The picturesque and ancient market town of Woodbridge in Suffolk provides both the starting and finishing points. By taking part you’ll be helping to stop suffering children particularly as Action Medical Research relies entirely on voluntary donations. 


Web: www.action.org.uk/get_involved/suffolk_sunrise.php





Wednesday 12- Sunday 16 May 2010


Mind London to Paris


£99 Registration £1300 Suggested Sponsorship (5 days, 4 days cycling)

Cycling through stunning scenery, taking in the culture of another country and making new friends along the way this challenge is a fantastic way to see England and France by bike. You’ll pass through beautiful English villages into tunning rural France, past many historical landmarks to Paris – undoubtedly one of the most magical places on Earth. This will be a fantastic lifetime achievement and we hope you’ll join us! 


Web: www.mind.org.uk



Sunday 16 May 2010


Leukaemia Bracknell Bikeathon Kidz


The Look Out Discovery Centre, 9 Mile Ride, Bracknell, RG12 7QW 


5 miles
Bracknell’s Look Out is the perfect all-day outdoor venue. This Kidz ride takes children on a fun filled adventure throughout the forest – on an awesome off road track! Everytime kids complete a circuit they are rubber stamped and for the younger children, there’s also a brilliant shorter off road toddler trail! After the cycle, children can enjoy an adventure play area, infant play trail, stalls, BBQ, raffle and more. All sponsorship will go towards Leukaemia Researchs vital work into finding a cure and improving treatments for blood cancers.


Web: www.bikeathonkidz.co.uk





Castle 100 Bike Ride


Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1BG

100 km/100 miles £25 and £25 sponsorship suggested


Winding through the Garden of England, the route takes in some of Kent’s famous castles. The Castle Ride 100 is a must for serious cyclists and those seeking a first time challenge offering a good number of climbs with the fantastic start and finish point of Tonbridge Castle providing a dramatic setting where families and friends can gather to celebrate your achievement.


Web: www.action.org.uk/get_involved/castle_ride_100



Dougie Mac Bike Ride


Michelin Athletic Club, Rosetree Avenue, Trent Vale, Stoke on Trent ST4 6NL

110 miles/50 miles/10 miles £15/£20


Fundraise for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice by riding a choice of three routes. Starting and finishing at the Michelin Athletic Club, Stoke on Trent, and includes a lunch afterwards. Call 01782 344304 or email fundraising@dmhospice.org.uk


Web: www.dmhospice.org.uk/pages/event-bikeride.htm 
 





British Heart Foundation Cotswolds Bike Ride


Bishops Cleeve Playing Field


40 miles £6.50


The route follows a 40 mile undulating course through some of the most beautiful Cotswold countryside, passing through the villages of Whittington, Brockhampton, Temple Guiting, Didbrook, Winchcombe, Gretton, Alstone, Dixton and Gotherington. Voluntary organisations will be providing refreshments and toilet facilities and radio communications for your safety.


Web: www.bhf.org.uk




Sunday 23 May 2010

The Sanctuary Of Healing Charity Cycle Ride


The Sanctuary Of Healing, Dewhurst Road, Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire Ribble Valley. 


33 miles/18 miles/5 miles £26/£18 family £12/£7 Adult £10/£5 Junior.


The Sanctuary of Healing was established when the founder noted how alernative approaches to healing, such as psychotherapy, electro-magnetic stimulation and crystal light therapy, to name a few,  could complement conventional medicine. The three route cycle ride travels through the roads of the Ribble Valley climbing over Jeffrey Hill to raise funds for the Sanctuary.

Web: www.thesanctuaryofhealing.co.uk/charitysponsoredbikeride.html 





JUNE



Friday 4- Sunday 6 June 2010


British Heart Foundation London to Bruges


£99


This fantastic weekend challenge event sets off from London early Friday morning and takes us into the beautiful open countryside of Kent – famously described as the Garden of England. The ride takes us to Dover where we board the ferry for an evening crossing to Calais. On Saturday we cycle through pretty French villages towards Belgium before crossing the border and entering the picturesque Flemish countryside. The ride finishes on arrival in the historic city of Bruges – Europe’s best preserved medieval city and a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO. After exploring the city, we catch the Eurostar from Lille and return home on Sunday. 


Web: www.bhf.org.uk





Saturday 5-8 June 2010


The National Autistic Society London to Paris Bike Ride


ENTRIES CLOSED
 £99


The classic charity bike ride with a twist – starting in Windsor and crossing at Portsmouth into 2 days of fabulous French cycling roads, to reach the Eiffel Tower! By taking part you will be helping the over half a million people in the UK with Autism and supporting NAS services including the Autism Helpline, Advocacy for Education Service, Befriending scheme, Parent to Parent support service and help! programme. Contact 08450 509 001 email events@nas.org.uk


Web: www.autism.org.uk/cycling



Sunday 
6 June 2010


Anthony Nolan The Oxford Big Bike Ride


15 miles/35 miles/75 miles £10/£4 U16′s EOL £30/£18 Sponsorship suggested £30


The Oxford Bike Ride offers a great day out with three beautiful, circular, CTC approved routes to suit all abilities. You can choose from the 15 mile option suitable for families and leisure cyclists, 35 miles suitable for the keen cyclist or the 75 miles suitable for the serious cyclist. With t-shirts, medals and certificates for all cyclists, water and refreshments on route, and refreshments, entertainment and music at the finish – you will truly have a wonderful day. You will also know that you have helped save lives through your fundraising.


Web: www.anthonynolan.org.uk






Leukaemia Bedford Bikeathon Kidz 


Forest Centre Millennium Country Park, Marston Moretaine


2.5 miles

The route is a fantastic ride around a lake and you can choose the number of times you cycle the lap to make it as hard or as easy as you like. Get all your friends involved and ask everyone you know to sponsor you! This fantastic children’s event starts out at the Forest Centre in Bedford and is set within the grounds of a large park with plenty of attractions. All sponsorship money will go towards Leukaemia Researchs vital work finding a cure and improving treatments for blood cancers. 
Web: www.bikeathonkidz.co.uk



British Heart Foundation Somerset Levels ride


Abbeymoor Stadium, Godney Road BA6 9AF


27 miles/50 miles £10/£5


This ride will take you through some breathtaking Somerset countryside and picturesque villages. Suitable for both families and cycling enthusiasts alike. Join more than 1000 fellow cyclists and raise money as you cycle. You will be able to both cycle and take in the awesome surroundings as the route is 100% flat, you will still be challenged by the ride but the surroundings will add to your experience. 


Web: www.bhf.org.uk




British Heart Foundation Round the Harbours Bike Ride


Gosport, Fareham, Southsea & Havant


32 miles/35 miles/65 miles £10/£5


The fantastic original 32 mile circular route can be started from Gosport, Fareham, Havant or Southsea and includes two ferry crossings. Our brilliant brand new 35 mile route can be started from Fareham or Southampton. Or why not push yourself even further with the combined 65 mile route? Visit the website for HQ start addresses and individual route details.


Web: www.bhf.org.uk



British Heart Foundation Norwich 100/50 bike ride


Cathedral Grounds, The Close, Norwich, NR1 4DH
50 miles/100 miles £17
With the start now in the Cathedral Grounds, both routes head north from there to Reepham, the short route looping back past Blickling Hall while the 100-milers head up to the coast and then 
east to the half-way point taking in the broads before returning to the finish at the Cathedral.


Web: www.bhf.org.uk


Pedal The Peaks

Buxton

16 miles/30 miles/55 miles £18/£10 and £100 suggested sponsorship

Participants will cycle through some of Derbyshire’s prettiest and most uniquely-named towns, such as Crowdecote, Goldstitch Moss and Bottom of the Oven. Those brave enough to take the 55 mile route will also have to tackle one of the county’s most famous cycle climbs from Macclesfield Forest to the Cat and Fiddle Pub. Sponsorship money will go toward MAG  (Mines Advisory Group) a Manchester based land mine clearance charity. Contact Kate Wiggans 0161 2385445 or kate.wiggins@maginternational.org

Web: www.maginternational.org



Sunday 6- Friday 11 June 2010


Paris to Geneva Cycle Ride


Deposit: £199 Sponsorship level: £1,750


Linking two of Europe’s most classical cities this cycle ride is sure to inspire you. Cycling through gorgeous farmlands, vineyards, medieval and roman villages the diverse scenery is simply outstanding. As we touch on some famous parts of The Tour de France route the sense of achievement will be immense, so what are you waiting for? Contact Rachel Broughton 0115 924 0800 or eventsandconferences@headway.org.uk


Web: www.headway.org.uk





Saturday 12 June 2010


Million Mile Bike Ride North – Harrogate


Free entry for those raising £100


Each ride will be non competitive sportive type ride, with full support, expo and facilities for riders and supporters. All proceeds toward Cyclists Fighting Cancer (CFC) and their Active Survivorship Campaign. For more information visit Cyclists Fighting Cancer or email mike@nacer.org.uk

Web: www.millionmilebikeride.org





Sunday 13 June 2010


Leukaemia Rugby and Coventry Bikeathon


Newbold Riverside School, Rugby or Royal Oak, Brandon, Coventry, CV21 1EH


10 miles/26 miles/50 miles £6/£12 EOL


The Rugby-Coventry Bikeathon is back by popular demand, and now riders can choose from three distances starting from both venues! Your entry fee also includes a hog roast. All the sponsorship money will go towards Leukaemia Researchs vital work into finding a cure and improving treatments for blood cancers. Contact Janet Haynes 01926 632258 janet.haynes@onetel.com or Sarah Heales 01788 820012 sarah.heales@newman.uk.com

Web: www.bikeathonbritain.co.uk





British Heart Foundation White Peak Challenge


Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 2GL


20 miles/40 miles £10


The White Peak Challenge is back taking you through Derbyshire’s spectacular White Peak District, offering a real challenge! This event has now been moved to the summer, so you can really take in the beautiful scenery and breathtaking views on this popular ride. 
Web: www.bhf.org.uk

13 June 2010
Leukaemia Bromsgrove Bikeathon Kidz
Sanders Park, Bromsgrove, B61 7JW
1 km circuit
This year is Leukaemia and Lymphoma Researchs 50th birthday and they need you to help raise as much money as possible! So why not set yourself a target of raising £25? All the sponsorship money raised will go toward their vital work into finding a cure and improving treatments for blood cancers. 
Web: www.bikeathonkidz.co.uk





Leukaemia Redbridge Bikeathon Kidz


Melbourne Field, Ilford


0.75 mile circuit


Redbridge Bikeathon Kidz is back this year and promises to be great fun. You can start fundraising now by making your own Justgiving site by clicking here. Get all your friends involved and ask everyone to sponsor you! 


Web: www.bikeathonkidz.co.uk



Leukaemia Wirral Bikeathon


Arrowe Country Park, Wirral, CH49 5LW


14 miles/28 miles £10/£5/£20 EOL


Everyone from 8 to 80 can take part in the Wirral Bikeathon. Whether you’re riding solo or as a group, the day guarantees fun for all ages. So motivate your friends, family and colleagues now! Cycle along minor roads with some off-road sections. Arrowe Park houses the start/finish venue and is a 425 acre park and woodland which boasts a pitch & putt course, tennis courts, bowling greens, football pitches and a children’s play area – all making it the perfect place to spend a day out with family or friends.


Web: www.bikeathonbritain.co.uk





Sheer Heaven vs Shere Hell


Surrey

50 km/100 km £25


Sheer Heaven vs. Shere Hell’ offers two routes: a 50km ride through beautiful gently rolling Surrey countryside and ‘Shere Hell’, a challenging 100km ride and an aggregate climb of over 5,000 feet incorporating some of Surrey’s toughest climbs, including Leith Hill (the highest point in the South East of England) and passing through Shere on the ‘hell’ route. Contact Claire claire@sparks.org.uk or 020 7340 0425.


Web: www.sparks.org.uk/sheer



Saturday 19 June 2010


Martin Currie Rob Roy Challenge (Foot and Bike)


The Drymen Village Hall

55 miles in total (39 miles cycling) £110


Set in the Southern Highlands of Scotland and raising money for four charity partners, Sightsavers International, The Prince’s Trust, The Princes Scottish Youth Business Trust (PSYBT) and The Place2Be. The Rob Roy Challenge has raised over £1m to date for charity by encouraging teams to walk or run 16 miles from Drymen near Loch Lomond, through the Trossachs to Callander. Then cycle, the remaining 39 miles finishing at Kenmore. A post-event party for participants is held in the evening on the banks of Loch Tay.


Web: www.robroychallenge.com





National Bike Week

Moors Valley Country Park, on the Dorset / Hampshire border, is running a mini festival of events to mark the occasion and complement its regular programme of cycling activities.

Contact: Amanda 01725 512200



Ride 24


Dunsfold Park, Surrey (Top Gear Track)


£240 per team £1000 sponsorship target


A unique 24-hour relay cycle challenge aimed almost exclusively at maniacs. You’ll be balancing your need for sleep and nutrition while overcoming pain and fatigue to beat the rubber on the Top Gear track in Dunsfold Park, Surrey. Teams of four will need stamina, speed, skill and strategy in this brutal relay race. All food and drink is provided and your team will be able to take advantage of free massages and enjoy great music and entertainment in the Rider Village.

Web: www.action.org.uk/get_involved/ride24





Sunday 20 June 2010


Leukaemia Scottish Bikeathon


Ardvonie Park, near Kingussie, Inverness-Shire, PH21 1ET


26 miles £5


The event starts and finishes in Kingussie, going via Newtonmore, Laggan and Glen Truim. The beautiful scenery of Badenoch and Strathspey is the backdrop for the Bikeathon, made famous by the hit series ‘Monarch of the Glen’. 


Web: www.bikeathonbritain.co.uk



Trossachs Ton Bike Ride


Stirling, Scotland FK8 2QR


100 miles/100 km £25 and £25 sponsorship suggested


The Trossachs Ton offers a combination of lung-busting hills and fabulous descents from high peaks. Riders can choose to attack the tough 100-miler taking on the climbs at Dukes Pass and Crow Road. For those wanting a tough but shorter ride, our new 100km route is a great introduction to long-distance cycling. The Trossachs Ton is the perfect way to enjoy this fabulous region of Scotland all while raising money for Action Medical Research.


Web: www.action.org.uk/get_involved/trossachs_ton




British Heart Foundation London to Brighton Bike Ride


London SW8 3TZ to East of Palace Pier, Brighton


54 miles £31


Julie Sorrell, Head of Events at the BHF said, “The London to Brighton Bike Ride is a major fundraising event for the BHF. Last year the Ride raised £4.2million for the nations heart charity and we hope to raise even more this year. 
email bikeride@bhf.org.uk


Web: www.bhf.org.uk/london-brighton



Three Parks Bike Ride – TBA 2010


200 miles over 4 days


A long tour through 3 of England’s northern National Parks – The Peak District, The Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors. The route takes the pretty way from Endeavour’s Chesterfield HQ to it’s regional centre in Middlesbrough. Endeavour aims to enable young people to develop skills to make positive changes in their lives, take control of their future and achieve their goals through stragetic courses. Many gain qualifications, enter employment or further education and make a positive contribution to society. 


Web: www.endeavour.org.uk/the-3-parks-bike-ride/bike-ride




Saturday 26 June 2010

Lingfield Charity Bike Ride

The Red Barn, Tandridge Lane, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6LL

16 miles/35 miles/70 miles £25/£15

Scenic route which take you through the rolling hills of Sussex, Kent and Surrey and is in aid of LimbPower. If you are an amputee and you want to learn to cycle but can’t yet, the organisers have suggested you join them at their cycle clinic.

Web: www.limbpower.com



Saturday 26- Sunday 27 June 2010 


Cornish Moor to Sea Challenge


47 miles across three stages (16 mile walk/18 mile cycle/13 mile walk)

£100 sponsorship per team

Starting at St Breward, a pretty moorland village, it winds its way coastward round the foot of Bodmin Moor, then on to the beautifully wooded Camel valley. The route takes cyclists through the busy town of Wadebridge and then hugs the River Camel as it opens out into the spectacular Camel Estuary and make their way towards the attractive town of Padstow. The activity will help promote the work of disability charity Sightsavers whose mission is to prevent and cure blindness in developing countries. Organisers are looking for local teams of five who are interested in taking on the challenge, completing the bike and foot sections.


Web: www.moortoseachallenge.co.uk
 



Sunday 27 June 2010


Leukaemia South Somerset Bikeathon

RNAS Merryfield, Ilton, near Ilminster, Somerset, TA1 1PU

Repeatable 4 mile route £5/£2 Family £10 EOL £10/£4 Family £20

The South Somerset Bikeathon takes place at the RNAS Merryfield airfield in the rural village of Ilton – a well-known time trial route for local cycling clubs. The event offers a perfect cycling route for all ages with no worries about traffic and an optional off-road section too. Free drinks and light refreshments are available on the day and all sponsorship goes to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. For a local contact please call: Mrs. Val Murley on 01935 475531.

Web: www.bikeathonbritain.co.uk




Capital to Coast Cycle Challenge


Esher College, Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7 0JB/ Kings Lawns, Hove, BN3 2PE or Handcross Park School, Haywards Heath, RH17 6HF

30 miles/60 miles circular Hove to Hove/60 miles Esher to Hove

£15/£20 £200 sponsorship suggested

Choose from either a 60 mile route from Surrey to Hove or Surrey to Hove, and alternatively a gentler 30 mile route, beginning at Haywards Heath. The beautifully scenic route to the seafront will be lined with experienced stewards, free refreshments and mechanical support all along the way. Benefiting charities include Norwood, The Downs Syndrome Association, The Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and Southern FMs Help a Local Child.

Web: www.capitaltocoast.org.uk



Chiltern Challenge 100


Henley RG9 2JA

100 miles/100 km £25 and £25 sponsorship suggested

The Chiltern Challenge 100 is a lumpy ride with some big climbs including Christmas Common and Remenham Hill, passing through the breathtaking Chiltern Hills and picturesque towns and villages on the river Thames. All funds raised will go to Action Medical Research.

Web: www.action.org.uk/get_involved/cycling





Leukaemia London Bikeathon


Royal Hospital Chelsea, Ham House or Thames Barrier Park

13 miles/26 miles/52 miles £12/£3

The London Bikeathon offers a rare chance to see London’s sights on two wheels. Choose from three route lengths and three different rides – City, Scenic or Challenge. It will be a fantastic day out for individuals, families and groups, all whilst raising money for Leukaemia Researchs vital work into leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancers.

Web: www.londonbikeathon.co.uk




The Suffolk Villages Charity Bike Ride


Blackbourne Centre, Elmswell  IP30 9UH

25 km/45 km/75 km 


There will be colour coded route markers on all routes. This year there will be 12 marshal points, 2 check points and a Travelling Marshal, First aid, Radio communication and water at check points. There will be a
Travelling Cycle Mechanic available. Refreshments, at modest prices, will be served throughout the event.


Web: www.stowlions.org.uk/bikeride or email bikeride@stowlions.org.uk

JULY



JULY



Thursday 1- Sunday 4 July 2010

CARE London to Paris Cycle Challenge


234 miles in three days £1300 sponsorship suggested

This challenge will see individuals or teams cycle from London to Paris enjoying the idyllic countryside along the way. Cycling to Portsmouth, where you will cross the channel by ferry to Ouistreham the route then winds through peaceful vineyards and quaint villages, where you can sample the fine French cuisine before reaching Paris and making your lap of honour around the aptly-name Arc du Triomphe, truly significant.

Web: www.carechallenge.org.uk/london2paris




Friday 2 – Sunday 4 July 2010


Ride for Precious Lives


3 day ride from St Austell, Cornwall to Bristol

240 miles £100 and £500 sponsorship suggested

A three day event travelling from St Austell to Bristol via Bideford, and Taunton. Featuring a fantastic pub lunch in Marhamchurch on Day One, cycling to Little Bridge House through Barnstaple and on to Exmoor on the second day, and day three sees riders over the Mendips, through Glastonbury and Wells, down past Chew Valley lake to finish in Bristol.

Web: www.rfpl.org.uk




Saturday 3- Sunday 4 July 2010

Seaton Festival of Cycling

Seaton in Devon hosts the start of the inaugural Great Tour ride organised by The Tour of Britain. The town celebrates with two days of festival events, held in the town and along the seafront, a cycle circus, cycle races, rides and BMX stunts. Children’s activities, street entertainers, bands and musicians. Community beach BBQ followed by fireworks on Saturday night. Come along and enjoy a great day out.

Web: www.seatonfestivalofcycling.org.uk



Sunday 4 July 2010


Leukaemia North Kent Bikeathon

Norman Park (Hayes Lane entrance), Bromley, BR2 9EF

15 miles/30 miles £10/£5 Family £20
Cycling around the North Kent and Surrey borders starting from Hayes through Nash, Biggin Hill, Downe, Cudham, Horns Green and along the beautiful and historic Pilgrim’s Way, the route then travels through Tatsfield, Chelsham, and Fickleshole.

Web: www.bikeathonbritain.co.uk





British Heart Foundation Gower Bike Ride


Recreation Ground next to St Helens, Swansea SA2 0AR

16 miles/29 miles £10

Cycling across the beautiful Gower Peninsula with a medal at the finish we hope to encourage more of you to pedal your way to fitness whilst raising vital funds for the British Heart Foundation.


Web: www.bhf.org.uk





British Heart Foundation Worcester Bike Ride

Worcester Racecourse, Pitchcroft, WR1 3EJ

15 miles/30 miles/50 miles £10/£5
Starting from the Worcester Race Course, enjoy the thrill of riding with hundreds of other cyclists as you make the most of the British cycle route network by meandering along quintessential English country lanes with musical hedgerows, rolling panoramic views and following historic canal tow paths.

Web: www.bhf.org.uk




Sunday 4- Wednesday 7 July 2010


Right to Play- Brussels to London

£100 without travel to Brussels £150 including Eurostar to Brussels

sponsorship suggested £1000
Starting in Brussels to watch the finale of the second stage of the Tour De France, the journey starts on day two following some of the routes of the Tour De France through the city of Bruges, coastal roads and stunning scenery before a grandstand finish in Greenwich Park, London on July 7th.


Web: www.righttoplay.org.uk or contact Will Bennett on 020 78120635.




Saturday 10- Saturday 17 July 2010

British Cycle Tour

A bike ride in the south of England running over seven days however riders can choose to participate for one day, several or the entire week. The event is raising money for Help for Heroes however cyclists can raise sponsorship for their own choice of charity. There is event the chance to win a pair of tickets to Twickenham if you can raise a team of 10 or more for a full days riding. Distances vary per day according to the area with stunning views guaranteed.

Web: www.hivh-events.org



Sunday 11 July 2010


Leukaemia Solihull and Warwickshire Bikeathon

Packwood House, Solihull, B94 6AT

10 miles/17 miles/28 miles £6/£3 Family £12 EOL £10/£5 Family £20


All routes start and end at the National Trust property, Packwood House, a much-restored 16th Century tudor house with a park and garden with notable topiary and a fascinating civil war history. The walled flower garden offers a riot of colour throughout the season and is the perfect venue for hosting this event. Situated about 7 miles North-West of Warwick, Packwood is 2 miles from Baddesley Clinton Manor House.

Web: www.bikeathonbritain.co.uk




Surrey 100

Guildford, Surrey

100 miles/100 km £25 and £25 sponsorship suggested
The Surrey 100 had its first outing last year and it is clear that the challenging terrain is just what experienced cyclists look for. The Surrey 100 is a testing ride and with Leith Hill and Box Hill providing significant challenges, this thigh-busting event is a ‘must-do’ for those who like to be pushed to the limit. The entry fee includes lunch, refreshments en-route, and being cheered over the finish line as you receive your medal. 

Web: www.action.org.uk/get_involved/surrey_100




Pedal for Peace

10 miles/20 miles/30 miles £12

A choice of three circular routes from Cassiobury Park, Watford and Hertfordshire are being organised to help raise funds to support the hospice. Over £3 million in charitable income each year needs to be raised so they can continue to provide care for people living with a life limiting or terminal illness across South West Hertfordshire.

Web: www.peacehospice.org.uk



Radar Ride

Wanlockhead, Southern Scotland

105 miles/70 miles/40 miles

Competitors entering the Radar Ride will be able to download photographs for free after the event a deal between organisers sus8events and Dumfries and Galloway College will ensure that Riders have a record of their participation in one of the UK’s most visually stunning rides.

Web: www.sus8events.co.uk



The ‘Oxford Rural 22 Bike Ride’

Cheney School, Cheney Lane Headington, Oxford, OX3 7QH

22 miles

Supporting Cancer Research UK’s local committee, ‘The Churchill Partners’, this 22 mile bike ride passes through villages and country lanes in the Otmoor area of Oxfordshire, the rural area north of Oxford. Starting in Oxford the route travels through Woodeaton, Islip, Oddington, Charlton-on-Otmoor, Fencott, Murcott, Horton-cum-Studley,  Elsfield and returns to Marston.  The ride is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Web: www.oxfordrural22.co.uk or e-mail oxfordcbr@yahoo.co.uk



Saturday 17- Sunday 18 July 2010 


C2C Cycle Challenge

140 miles
£75


The world famous C2C cycle route will again be hosting its mass
charity ride this summer. The 140-mile coast to coast routes founders
are planning the cycle jamboree over two. Cyclists will assemble on
Tyneside to be taken by coach to Whitehaven, where they will saddle up
and head east. Raising money for your chosen charity the route goes from
Whitehaven to Sunderland via the Northern Lakes and the Pennines.
Contact Mark Porter 07767 893790 email mark@baytreepress.com

Web:
www.cycle-challenge.co.uk




Saturday 17- Wednesday 21 July 2010


National Autistic Society 3 Capitals Bike Ride
264 miles

£99 Registration £1300 suggested sponsorship or pay £676 trip cost

Exclusive bike ride for the more experienced cyclist, covering 264 miles (with 2 100mile days) taking in 3 of Europes finest capitals – London, Amsterdam and Brussels. Contact the Cycling Team on 08450 509 001 or email events@nas.org.uk

Web: www.autism.org.uk/cycling




Sunday 18 July 2010  


Leukaemia Egremont Bikeathon

Egremont Rangers Rugby Club, North Rd, Egremont, CA22 2PR

9 miles/15 miles £4/£3 Family £10 EOL £6/£5 Family £14


Combining a rural, community spirited event with breath taking hillside and country views, the route meanders past many farms, twisting and turning up and down hillocks and is steeped in the mining history this area is well known for. Occasional views of the Irish Sea to the west and the Lake District Fells to the East, with Scafell, Englands highest Mountain, in the distance.

Web: www.bikeathonbritain.co.uk



British Heart Foundation London to Southend

Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London, E9 5HT to Priory Park, Southend, SS2 6NB
59 miles £18

After stops along the way for lunch and tea, and cycling the routes of Essex you reach the finish in the pretty gardens of Priory Park, Southend. There’s a superb carnival atmosphere and you can relax and enjoy refreshments, music and sports massage before making your way home – Southend railway station is close by.

Web: www.bhf.org.uk

Great Weston Bike Ride

Long Ashton Park and Ride

56 miles £22

A brand new city-to-coast challenge bike ride taking place in the West Country, starting in Bristol and ends on the seafront in Weston-super-Mare

Web: www.greatwestonride.com



‘Race the Train!’ and the Bronte BIGK CyKleSportive

Keighley Campus, Leeds City College, Keighley

4.8/30/35/42/65/88 miles

It’s a tough but really scenic route that has a series of options to encourage as many people of different levels of fitness to take part and hopefully progress to longer options year on year.  The maximum is 88 miles with 21 classic climbs around some real tourist landmarks. all in aid of Sue Ryder Care at Manorlands in Oxenhope The route is split into a number of sections, in order to enable participants at all levels of ability and fitness to choose from a range of distances. The first part of the route is the traditional Race the Train route between Keighley and Oxenhope

Web: www.brontecyklesportive.org.uk

Wednesday 21 – Sunday 25 July 2010

Action Medical Research London to Paris Bike Ride

325 miles £99 and £1300 suggested sponsorship

LAST FEW PLACES!

London to Paris in four days with the added bonus of seeing the Tour de France finish on the fifth day. A choice of five routes to the French capital, cycling along country roads, meandering through villages, soaking up the sun and enjoying the café stops that line your chosen route. New for 2010 is a three-day cycle option for those seeking the ultimate challenge!

Web: http://www.action.org.uk/get_involved/cycling/london_to_paris




Wednesday 21- Sunday 25 July 2010


Christian Aid London to Paris Bike Ride


Registration: £99 suggested sponsorship £1,100

London to Paris is the ride of a lifetime – 300 miles of stunning scenery with the world’s most beautiful city and the Tour de France finale awaiting at the end. Plus with every mile our riders are raising vital funds for Christian Aid that will help us in our mission to end poverty in our lifetimes.


Web: www.christianaid.org.uk




Saturday July 24 2010

Chris Walker Cycle challenge

Brundholme Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4NL

11 miles/22 miles/85 miles

There is a choice of three different routes- 11 mile with one long climb (short route), 22 mile with two serious climbs (medium route) and a “mammoth” 85 mile loop around the Lake District. A broom wagon will be provided (Long Route Only) should any participant require it. This will pick up any rider who feels that they can’t continue for any reason i.e. mechanical problems or fatigue, and will take them back to the finish line.

Web: www.chriswalkercyclechallenge.com



Sunday 25 July 2010


British Heart Foundation Bike Ride at Goodwood

Goodwood Motor Circuit

2.4 miles £7


Allowing riders of all ages and abilities to ride laps around the famous Motor Circuit. This is a special opportunity to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the historic road racing circuit – by pedal power! Contact 01892 893918 or south@bhf.org.uk

Web: www.bhf.org.uk




Bill Bradley Memorial Rides.

Preston Arena

80 miles/40 miles £7

Both rides follow the same route using the quiet Fylde lanes to Scorton.  The 80 mile route then goes to Quernmore, Jubilee Tower, Trough of Bowland, Waddington Fell, all these climbs have featured over the years in many Tours of BRITAIN, the event that Bill dominated during his time as one of Britain’s best roadmen. The route then goes via Chipping, Longridge and Inglewhite to return to the arena. The 40 mile route offers 2 options from Scorton. The A route goes via Harris End Fell and Oakenclough Fell and the B route via the easier route past Barnacre.  Both rides rejoin the 80 mile at Inglewhite. All proceeds and donations will go to the Macmillans Nurses Appeal.

Contact: Ken Beck 01704 228968

Web: www.southportcc.co.uk/billbradleyrides



Friday 30 July- Monday 2 August 2010


Meningitis Research Foundation’s (MRF) London to Paris

290 km Over four days

The team will cycle through south East England to Newhaven, board a ferry to Dieppe and cycle to a hotel in northern France. For the next three days riders head south through beautiful French countryside to the finish line under the Eiffel Tower. MRF is a national charity fighting death and disability caused by meningitis and septicaemia funding vital research into preventing, detecting and treating meningitis and septicaemia, raises awareness amongst the public and health professionals, and supports those affected.
Call our fundraising team on 01454 281814

Web: www.meningitis.org


AUGUST



Sunday 15 August 2010


York 100 Bike Ride

100 miles/100 km

£25 and £25 suggested sponsorship
The historic city of York and its route has been designed to provide riders with an outstanding overview of the Yorkshire countryside. Passing through the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds, Howardian Hills and see some 
fantastic features including the splendid Castle Howard, as featured in both the classic TV series and stunning film, Brideshead Revisited.

Web: http://www.action.org.uk/get_involved/york_100




Saturday 21- Tuesday 24 August 2010


British Heart Foundation London 2 Paris Bike Rides

£100

A 3-day team cycle challenge starts from Chartwell House in Kent and ends at the Royal Palace of Versailles. Offering 2010 entrants the choice of joining our Anglo-French adventure on one of two dates: 21-24 August or 4-6 September.

Web: www.bhf.org.uk



Sunday 22 August 2010

The Great Shakespeare Ride

Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

100 miles/100 km/20 miles
A cycling event for everyone! Free refreshments at the start and at all feed stations. BBQ, bar and massage at the finish. Medals, certificates given to all finishers with timing chips available for those who want to purchase them.


Web: www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk/thegreatshakespeareride


Friday 27- Monday 30 August 2010


Breast Cancer London to Paris Cycle Ride 


Deposit
from £175

The journey will take you through the leafy suburbs of
England before getting a ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe, France. Your
final challenge will be to cross the beautiful French countryside in
time to celebrate at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Contact the
events team on 020 7749 3700 or treks@breastcancercampaign.org 

Web:
www.breastcancercampaign.org

Sunday 29 August 2010


Action 100 – Bristol/ Bath to London

BS1 5DW Bristol and BA1 5AW Bath

100 miles


Currently the only mainland point-to-point route AMR offer. The bike ride ends in Kingston-on-Thames where return travel for you and your bike is available. The idea came from Brenda Dickinson, a fundraiser for Action Medical research. She asked 100 riders to take part in a 100-mile bike ride and raise £100 each – and the first Action 100 Bike Ride was born. Now, 27 years later, the rides still going strong and a group of volunteers still organise this annual event to raise much needed funds for the charity.

Web: www.action.org.uk/get_involved/cycling





Great North Bike Ride 


£10


The Great North Bike Ride starts from Seahouses and will cycle along the North Northumberland coastline. After cycling an estimated 60 miles along the scenic coastline you will arrive at Tynemouth Priory and Castle. Entry Fee includes Nike T-Shirt, medal and refreshments. This is a sponsored Charity Bike Ride for The Chris Lucas Trust making a real difference to the lives of children and young adults suffering from Cancer.


Web: www.greatnorthbikeride.com



Monday 30 August 2010

Medway Velo Reliability Trial

“The Iron Rooms” Boughton Aluph Village Hall

100 miles/100 km £10/£15 EOL

A challenging ride through Kent’s countryside with all proceeds going to Kent Air Ambulance Trust. Contact Geoff Graham 01634 681902 or geoff@blueyonder.co.uk

Web: www.medwayvelo.org.uk

SEPTEMBER

Wednesday 1- Sunday 5 September
 2010

London to Paris
London to Paris 


Blackheath 


£99 Suggested Sponsorship £1300


Contact: events@mhf.org.uk 
020 7803 1123


Web: http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/get-involved/challenge-events/cycling/london-to-paris-cycle/



Wednesday 1- Sunday 5 September 2010


Paris to Geneva


Start at the Eurostar to Paris to begin the ride, return trip


Geneva to London is by plane


£99 Suggested Sponsorship £1750


Contact: events@mhf.org.uk or 020 7803 1123



Thursday 2- Sunday 5 September 2010

Orchid Cycle London to Paris

St Pauls Cathedral- Ac de Triomphe

250 miles £100 and £1200 suggested sponsorship

Following a route through rural Surrey and the South Downs with a ferry crossing from Portsmouth, your back in the saddle from Caen through the Normandy countryside then onto Versailles before the finish and celebrations in Paris. Help Orchid fight male cancer. Contact Lucy Dawes 02076018259 or lucy.dawes@orchid-cancer.org.uk

Web: www.orchid-cancer.org.uk



Saturday 4 September 2010

Cycle for Life with Inspired Living

St Swithun’s School, Winchester

33 miles £12/£30 Family/£36 Team

A gentle trip through some of Hampshire’s beautiful countryside starting from Winchester and finishing in Portsmouth.

Web: www.inspiredliving.org.uk/cycle4life



Saturday 4- Monday 6 September 2010


British Heart Foundation London 2 Paris Bike Rides

£100

Now in its 8th year, this fantastic 3-day team cycle challenge starts from Chartwell House in Kent and ends at the Royal Palace of Versailles. 2009 saw more teams than ever before taking up the challenge and helping to raise vital life-saving funds, so we’re thrilled to be able to offer 2010 entrants the choice of joining our Anglo-French adventure on one of two dates: 21-23 August or 4-6 September

Web: www.bhf.org.uk




Sunday 5th September 2010


The Prostate Cancer Charity Tour Ride Pro Ride – Southwest

2 km/70 km/175 km £40/£30/£10


Offering three totally different routes, one beginning in Minehead with steep hills and another starting at Honiton both finishing on the South coast of Devon at Teignmouth with the 2km ride having been designed with families in mind.

Web: www.tourride.co.uk




Essex 100 Bike Ride

100 miles/100 km £25 and £25 suggested sponsorship

Riders take on the twisting and turning route out of Chelmsford, predominantly following the flatlands of Essex, the route still manages to include a number of great inclines that will present you with some challenges.

Web: www.action.org.uk/get_involved/cycling




British Heart Foundation London to Windsor Bike Ride

Richmond Green (off Kew Road), Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1LX to Alexandra Gardens, Barry Avenue (off High Street)

37 miles/29 miles £17

From Richmond Green to Alexandra Gardens in Windsor or an alternative shorter route is available, both follow leafy lanes through the pretty villages of the Thames Valley. At the finish you’ll find entertainment, food stalls, a beer tent, music and sports massage waiting for you. Head for the circus big top!

Web: www.bhf.org.uk




Sunday 5- Friday 10 September 2010


Paris to Geneva Cycle Ride


Deposit £199 Suggested sponsorship £1750

Linking two of Europe’s most classical cities this cycle ride is sure to inspire you. Cycling through gorgeous farmlands, vineyards, medieval and roman villages the diverse scenery is simply outstanding. As we touch on some famous parts of The Tour de France route the sense of achievement will be immense, so what are you waiting for? Contact Rachel Broughton on 0115 924 0800 or eventsandconferences@headway.org.uk

Web: www.headway.org.uk/paris-to-geneva-cycle-ride.aspx


Wednesday 8- Sunday 12 September 2010


Mind London to Paris


Cycling through stunning scenery, taking in the culture of another country and making new friends along the way. Its an adventure not to be missed! This challenge is a fantastic way to see England and France by bike, starting and finishing in two of the world’s most chic capital cities. Whatever your level of cycling, you will pass through beautiful English villages into stunning rural France, past many historical landmarks to Paris – undoubtedly one of the most magical places on Earth.

Web: www.mind.org.uk





Saturday 11 September 2010


British Heart Foundation Exmoor Bike Marathon

12.5 km/25 km/50 km/75 km/100 km


Taking in the spectacular landscape of Exmoor and the Quantock Hills. Starting in the beautiful Hawkcombe valley in Porlock, the route encompasses some thrilling single track sections, exhausting uphill climbs and exhilarating descents of the Exmoor national park. It’s a journey of exploration to test your limits and give you a truly memorable experience.

Web: www.bhf.org.uk




Victory for Autism Bike Ride

Woking to Portsmouth


£30 and £150 suggested sponsorship

One day guided bike to HMS Victory in Portsmouth, across the stunning South Downs. By taking part you will be helping the over half a million people in the UK with autism and supporting NAS services including the Autism Helpline, Advocacy for Education Service, Befriending scheme, Parent to Parent support service and help! programme. Contact 08450 509 001 or email events@nas.org.uk

Web: www.autism.org.uk/cycling
 




Sunday 12 September 2010


MacRide at Stratford-upon-Avon


10 miles/25 miles/63 miles

Ride two circular routes – 63 miles (100Km), 25 miles (40Km) or there’s a 10 mile family ride to suit all cycling abilities. Each loop is based on the same course with a great refreshment stop. Five years running, over 95% of the money raised goes towards Macmillan Cancer Support. The charity guides people through the system, supporting them every step of the way. Monies raised are put towards funding nurses, other specialist health care 
professionals and build cancer care centres.


Web: www.macride.org.uk




Million Mile Bike Ride Wales – Llandudno


Each ride will be non competitive sportive type ride, with full support, expo and facilities for riders and supporters. Entry is free for those raising over £100! All proceeds towards Cyclists Fighting Cancer (CFC) and our Active Survivorship Campaign. For more information visit Cyclists Fighting Cancer or email mike@nacer.org.uk


Web: www.millionmilebikeride.org






Anthony Nolan – The Big Wessex Bike Ride

20 miles/50 miles/100 miles


All routes on this spectacular ride head South past the Lions of Longleat! The 50 mile route passes the Westbury White Horse while the 100 mile route continues along the beautiful Wylye Valley- passing Salisbury Cathedral, before turning North to Skirt the Salisbury Plain and on through the Vale of Pewsey before tackling the legendary Brassknocker Hill.  

Web: www.anthonynolan.org.uk





On Your Bike!


Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, 


50 miles/11.5 miles/5.5 miles £15/£5


The Constable Country 50 is a 50 mile circular challenge taking in Boxford, East Bergholt and historic Lavenham. The Peninsula Pedal (5.5 mile) is a fun ride around the Shotley peninsula with views of the River Orwell with the 11.5 mile option being a longer route round the peninsula. Cyclists are asked to raise sponsorship with proceeds helping the St Elizabeth Hospice

Contact fundraising@stelizabethhospice.org.uk or call 01473 723600 


Web: www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk

London to Canterbury Cycling Challenge

65 miles/80 miles £25/£110 for a team of 5/£215 for a team of 10

The route will take you from Greenwich, following the picturesque Pilgrim’s Way through the Kent Countryside, finishing in the historical city of Canterbury at St Augustine’s Abbey. All money raised will benefit The Children’s Trust.

Contact: Hannah 01737 364329 cycling@thechildrenstrust.org.uk fundraising@thechildrenstrust.org.uk

Web: www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/londontocanterbury



Saturday 18th September 2010


The Prostate Cancer Charity Tour Ride – London

20 km £20/£50 per group of four

The London Ride provides the chance for riders to cycle the route of final stage of the 2010 Tour of Britain, just ahead of the professional race that afternoon. Riders will get a chance to cycle on the closed race circuit on iconic roads of central London enjoying all the sights at a leisurely pace, you’ll also gain exclusive access to the VIP gallery to watch the professionals ride the final stage of The Tour of Britain.

Web: www.tourride.co.uk




Saturday 18- Sunday 19 September 2010


British Heart Foundation ‘Insomnia’ Bedgebury Night Ride

Bedgebury Forest, Kent, TN17 2SJ

8 miles £20 and £50 suggested sponsorship

Kent get no sleep! An exciting 12 hours off-road night riding for teams or solo, round a circuit in Bedgebury.

Web: www.justgiving.com/bhf




Sunday 19th September 2010

Castle 2 Castle Cycling Challenge


44 miles/22 miles


A historic ride through the countryside and villages of Gloucestershire between Berkeley Castle and Chepstow Castle via the Old Severn Crossing. Contact 0117 953 1200 or c2ccyclingchallenge@stroke.org.uk


Web: www.stroke.org.uk/in_your_area/england/south_west



Thursday 23- Monday 27 September 2010


British Heart Foundation 3 Capitals Cycle Challenge

£199

Riders will have the opportunity to visit 3 countries and 3 capitals cycling through wonderful scenery along the River Danube the ride starts out from Budapest (Hungary), passes through into Slovakia reaching its capital, Bratislava, on the city’s impressive cycle path network and then continues on to the finish line in the final destination – Vienna (Austria).

Web: www.bhf.org.uk




Sunday 
26 September 2010


The Princes Trust Palace to Palace


The Mall, London to The Brocas, Windsor

45 miles £30 and £45 suggested sponsorship

Palace to Palace is a sponsored cycle ride from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle, all in aid of The Prince’s Trust. Three water stops on routes and a free packed lunch after the ride. Did you participate in Palace to Palace 2009? If so, you can speed up your registration for 2010 by logging in with the same username and password.

Web: http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/




British Heart Foundation Cycle the Wight

15 miles/50 miles/70 miles £5/£2


Cycle The Wight is on Sunday 26th September 2010. It is a cycle around the Isle of Wight following the round the island cycle route and takes in minor roads and lanes wherever possible. There are various start points to choose from depending on which option you choose and they will be signposted from the ferries. There is a 70 mile route, 50 mile route or 15 mile guided family option. Contact the Volunteer Fundraising Team 01892 893918 or email south@bhf.org.uk

Web: www.bhf.org.uk




Million Mile Bike Ride South – Salisbury

Each ride will be non competitive sportive type ride, with full support, expo and facilities for riders and supporters. Entry is free for those raising over £100! All proceeds towards Cyclists Fighting Cancer (CFC) and our Active Survivorship Campaign. For more information visit Cyclists Fighting Cancer or email mike@nacer.org.uk


Web: www.millionmilebikeride.org



British Heart Foundation Wiltshire Bike Ride
Seend Lye Recreation Grounds, Seend, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6NS

28 miles/47 miles £10/£5

Enjoy the buzz of cycling with more than 600 fellow cyclists through some stunning Wiltshire villages and breathtaking countryside. You will even be able to take in views of the White Horse and the Kennet and Avon Canal as you put your pedal power to the test.

Web: www.bhf.org.uk or 0800 169 3672 westevents@bhf.org.uk





Anthony Nolan Lancashire Loop Bike Ride


Cockerham Village Hall

18 miles/55 miles/100 miles £15/£7.50 and £45 suggested sponsorship

All routes are circular routes and take in the beautiful, scenic countryside of the Lune Valley, Bowland Fells and the Ribble Valley.  

Web: www.anthonynolan.org.uk





OCTOBER



Sunday 3 October 2010


British Heart Foundation Coventry Bike Ride


Stoneleigh Showground, Kenilworth, Coventry, CV8 2LZ

30 miles/50 miles £10/£5

Cycling along the rural roads of Warwickshire absorbing the rural tranquillity and autumnal colours of the beautiful English countryside the routes are a pleasure to cycle whether you have dust on your bike or you are a regular cyclist.

Web: www.bhf.org.uk





British Heart Foundation Oxford to Cambridge Bike Ride


Gloucester Green, Off George Street, OX1 2BL to Midsummer Common, Cambridge, CB4 1EH

89 miles £20

The route follows quiet roads through Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire countryside to the big skies and flatter fenlands of Cambridgeshire. Follow this scenic route to the finish at Midsummer Common, where you will be welcomed with refreshments and entertainment for you to enjoy. An optional non-stop coach service from Cambridge to Oxford will be operating in the morning and in the afternoon. The cost is £25 for you and your bike.

Web: www.bhf.org.uk



Flying Angel Ride

68 miles/16 miles £25/£5

A coastal cycle ride around the Isle of Wight supporting and raising vital funds for Mission to Seafarers. For island residents or cyclists planning to make a weekend of it, organisers are holding a Curry Evening at the historic Island Sailing Club on Saturday October 2- a great chance to meet fellow riders.

Web: www.missiontoseafarers.org



Sunday 10 October
 2010

Leukaemia Leamington Spa Bikeathon Kidz


Victoria Park, Archery Road, Leamington Spa, CV31 3PT
800 metres (as many times as you like!)

Leamington Spa Bikeathon Kidz event is returning to the Midlands. Taking place at Victoria park, children taking part receive a t-shirt, fundraising pack with activity booklet and when they complete their cycle and Olympic style medal.

Web: www.bikeathonkidz.co.uk



Sunday 17 October 2010

British Heart Foundation Viking Bike Ride


Thanet Area – Viking Ship, Joss Bay, Reculver & Canterbury

32 miles/65 miles £10/£5

The 32 miles or shorter is perfect for the family and takes you through the beautiful villages and coastline of Thanet. For the more serious rider, the route is being extended from Reculver down to Canterbury and over to Sandwich and then joining the existing Viking route. The new longer distance will start and finish at Reculver and registration will be earlier. You will all get a free t-shirt at the start of the ride and on arrival back you all will receive a medal.

Web: www.bhf.org.uk



Saturday 30 October- Monday 8 November 2010

Cycle Nepal


£199 and £2900 suggested sponsorship

Your challenge begins in the capital  Kathmandu and you will have a chance to observe many aspects of Nepali life in this fascinating city. You will then head into the Kathmandu Valley and experience the array of unique temples and small rural villages. Your cycling experience will include mountain climbs and much easier cycling at lower altitudes. As you near the end of the ride, the scenery will become more impressive as it will be possible to see most of the mid-western Himalaya at close range. We cross the finish line in Pokhara, which is nestled in a valley in the shadow of the Annapurna mountains and on the shore of the Phewa Lake. Contact Maurizio Borgatti on 0208361 5540 maurizio@computeraid.org

Web: www.computeraid.org


NOVEMBER



Thursday 11-Monday 22 November 2010


Vietnam Cycle Ride


Deposit £349 suggested sponsorship £2750

Discover this hidden land of bright green paddy fields, rugged mountains and white sandy beaches. Prepare to be overwhelmed by Vietnam’s natural contrasting beauty – from the patchwork of bright green rice paddies to the rugged mountains and white sandy beaches you can’t fail to be bewitched by its traditional charm!

Web: www.headway.org.uk/vietnam-cycle-ride.aspx


Friday 19- Sunday 28 November 2010


India Bike Ride for REGAIN The Trust for Sports Tetraplegics

400 km over five days £250 and £3000 suggested sponsorship

Join a very special fundraising ride that starts with a visit to the stunning Taj Mahal and finishes in the magnificent “Pink City” of Jaipur. This exciting challenge will take us off the beaten track through colourful Rajasthan. Staying in accommodation that ranges from campsites to an Indian palace. We finish in the region’s capital city of Jaipur with its exquisite fort and impressive ancient buildings and temples. Funds raised by the India Bike Ride will support the work of REGAIN – the only charitable organisation dedicated solely to improving the independence of men and women who have become tetraplegic as a result of a sports injury. Contact events@actionforcharity.co.uk

Web: www.actionforcharity.co.uk





Saturday 20- Monday 29 November 2010


British Heart Foundation Rajasthan Bike Ride


£299

The ride will take you through beautiful and scenic landscapes passing authentic villages, temples and ancient hill-top forts, through stunning green valleys with lush vegetation and atmospheric sand dunes. This is a real opportunity to see rural Rajasthan at its best, as well visit the world renowned Taj Mahal and Jaipur (the “Pink City”).

Web: www.bhf.org.uk


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