Ride Chartridge returns for more success in third year
guided family ride.
This will take in 10 miles of beautiful countryside and will sit alongside the red run (30 miles), black run (60 miles) and black run extra (75 miles).
And after making its debut in 2015, the already very popular black run extra includes Kop Hill, which featured in the recent Tour of Britain.
A key aim for the event is to support Chartridge Primary School and after more than 400 riders signed up in 2015, £6,000 was handed over to the school, which helped to fund a new bike shelter for the pupils.
The team of parents organising the event hope for further fundraising success in 2016 so that sporting facilities in the school can be improved further to help encourage a healthy lifestyle for the children.
Event organiser Richard Bassett, parent of year three pupil Leon Bassett, said: “After delivering an event in 2015 that significantly improved on the success of 2014, we can’t wait to put on a cycle occasion that raises the bar again in terms of quality, value for money and enjoyment.”
Head teacher Steve Butler said: “Last year’s event was the best ever and achieved hugely positive feedback from both parents and the hundreds of new visitors who we welcomed to the school.
“But as important as this is the event’s legacy, with the new bike rack and hivis jackets for every child – supplied by Ride Chartridge – helping to increase interest in cycling amongst our pupils.”
In addition to the new family ride, which will feature its own refreshment stop, the school will again host a children’s festival on the day, which will include a 30ft climbing wall, a bicycle obstacle course, bouncy castles, café and barbecue.
Everyone who takes part in this year’s event can look forward to a clearly signed route, a well-stocked lunch stop, a text-based timing service, event photographs and a goody-bag.
There will also be a massage service available.
To sign up, go to www. ridechartridge.com.
Youngsters at last year’s Ride