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A sponsored charity cycle ride for everyone will be held on Sunday 10th June 2018 in aid of the Goods Shed Arts Centre, Tetbury Trail & Jole Rider (Bikes4Africa). The Community Bike Ride will be raising money for the three Tetbury community projects by involving as many people in Tetbury as possible. It also aims to raise awareness about the different charities and improve fitness by encouraging people to cycle.

Bike Week

The Community Bike Ride is registered as an official ‘Bike Week’ event. The week is held annually to promote cycling, and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging cycling for everyone.

Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, Bike Week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of getting around to work or school, the local shops or to visit friends. 

Bike Ride Routes

The Community Bike Ride will start and finish at the Goods Shed where cyclists can buy refreshments.  There will be two routes following the quiet lanes around Tetbury.

Short Route

The shorter, five mile route for children and people of all abilities takes about an hour.

It starts at the Goods Shed then follows Newnton Road, Long Newnton, Church Farm, Larkhill and Newnton Hill, returning along the Tetbury Trail to the Goods Shed.

Click on the thumbnail below for details of the start of both routes.

Long Route

The longer, 21 mile route for the fitter takes about three hours including a pub stop at Kemble.

It starts at Goods Shed then follows Newnton Road, Long Newnton, Crudwell, Eastcourt, Oaksey, Kemble Wick, Kemble, Tarlton, Rodmarton, Cherington, and back along the Tetbury Trail to the Goods Shed

Click on the thumbnails below to see details of the routes though Crudwell and Kemble.

 

Both routes will be fully signed with Marshals at strategic crossings.

Timings

Cyclists start between 11 am and 12pm from the Goods Shed. The event will finish at 3pm.

Safety

A cycle mechanic will be present at the start to check and repair bicycles. Click the buttons below for help making sure your bikes are ‘ride-ready’.

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A breakdown rescue service will be operating all day.

Prizes

There will be prizes for the children and adults raising the most sponsorship money. All participants who hand in their completed sponsorship form will be entered into a free prize draw.

Sponsorship Forms

Sponsorship forms for the Community Bike Ride are available from the Goods Shed, Tetbury Town Council offices, Tetbury Visitor Information Centre, Tetbury Leisure Centre and Veloton cycle shop in Market Place. Or download the form here:

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