The Forest of Arden Bike Ride kicked
off the cycling season in style with 270
riders taking on the 30-, 60- or 100-mile
routes through glorious Warwickshire
Hot on its tyre treads
were the The Suffolk Sunrise 100 and
Castle 100 Bike Rides, which also
enjoyed record numbers, with 290 and
650 participants respectively. These
were three of a series of 100-mile rides
happening all over the country this year,
newest of which, the Chiltern Challenge
100, took place for the first time in June.
300 cyclists of all abilities pedalled
through the Chiltern Hills, all the while
raising money for our good cause. In
fact, our 100 rides alone are expected to
raise around £170,000 for our vital work.
Participants in this year’s London to
Paris Bike Ride are currently gearing up
for the off, and next year’s ride is set to
be even bigger with 500 people cycling
to the French capital across four
different routes, in time to watch the
finish of the Tour de France. The sterling
efforts of this year’s cyclists are set to
raise over £530,000 — a fantastic sum!
Much of the success and popularity of our bike rides is due to the thorough
organisation that goes into them. All are
fully supported with regular refreshment
stops, repair services, clear signage and
plenty of staff and volunteers on hand
during the ride.
It’s not too late to register for a bike ride this summer. Click here to see which route takes your fancy, or be an early bird sign up for one of next year’s rides.