Cyclists back in the saddle
RIDERS are gearing up for the return of Bollington’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 3.
The Fest has raised £1,000s for charity with part of this year’s proceeds going towards the East Cheshire hospice and a defibrillator for outside Bollington Town Hall.
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 46 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. All the routes will be fully marshalled with intermediate feed-stations, with a barbecue and drinks at the end.
The event begins at the Adelphi Mill on Grimshaw Lane, with registration from 8.00am. The family ride costs £10 per cyclist, while the Bolly Bash and the Grimshaw Grueller cost £20 per person, or £25 on the day. All prices include a barbecue and refreshments.
To register, or to find out more details, go to bollingtonbikefest.com or email info@ bollingtonbikefest.com.