Ride Char­tridge re­turns for more suc­cess in third year

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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

Char­tridge

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