Get back in the saddle for fun charity bike fest
RIDERS are gearing up for the return of the town’s mass charity bike ride
The Bollington Bike Fest has been organised by the Town Council, along with Macclesfield Lions, Girl Guiding Cheshire Border and Adelphi Mill Properties, and will take place on Sunday, September 7.
Last year the event raised more than £5,000 for the East Cheshire Hospice. This year the Prostrate Cancer charity will also benefit from the funds.
David Naylor, clerk at Bollington Town Council. said: “Last year over 270 riders took part and helped to raise £5,000 for good causes including East Cheshire Hospice and Prostate Cancer.
“We are expecting more riders this year.”
The event includes three rides of varying difficulties so that cyclists of all ages and abilities can take part.
The easiest route is the Twenty is Plenty, which is 20k along the Middlewood Way and back and is part of Route 55 of the National Cycleway. The route is car free and safe for all ages, with picnic spots along the way.
The Bolly Bash takes riders over 40 miles riding along Cheshire Lanes and foothills, with the Grimshaw Grueller taking in the same route plus another 35 miles and 5,000ft classified climbs.
Mr Naylor added: “It’s a fantastic event, people really enjoy getting involved. It’s not a race, It’s an opportunity to ride through our glorious countryside possibly with family and friends, to keep fit and to meet other riders.
“The shorter route is relatively flat so its a fairly easy ride.”
All the routes will be fully marshalled with intermediate feed- stations, plus a post event barbecue and music from Canalside The Thread.
Food will be provided by The Co-operative Store in Bollington, who are sponsoring the event.
The event begins at the Adelphi Mill on Grimshaw Lane, with registration from 8.00am.
The family ride costs £8 per cyclist or £25 for a family of four, while the Bolly Bash and the Grimshaw Grueller cost £20 per person. All prices include a barbecue and refreshments.
To register, or to find out more details, go to bollingtonbikefest.com or email info@ bollingtonbikefest.com
●● Cyclists take part in last year’s Twenty is Plenty