The BIG BIKE RIDE in Buckinghamshie (12 July)

July 12, 2009

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It’s time to change gears and set yourself a challenge that will help vulnerable children across the UK. The BIG BIKE RIDE is your chance to break out of your usual cycling routine or get back on your bike by joining one of our NSPCC bike rides or organising your own at any time in July.

All the money raised by this year’s BIG BIKE RIDE is going to support the NSPCC’s Child’s Voice Appeal to raise £50 million for our vital helpline services. Sadly a third of children calling ChildLine can’t get through to talk to someone. With your help, we can transform ChildLine and the NSPCC Helpline to answer many more children’s cries for help, so that whether they call, email, text or contact us online, we’ll be here.

Buckinghamshire BIG BIKE RIDE Sunday 12 July
pic-home-buckDo something brilliant with your bike….
Join hundreds taking up the BIG BIKE RIDE challenge and raise money to change children’s lives.

Heading off from the grounds of Princes Risborough School, Buckinghamshire, you can choose your challenge from one of three fantastic routes (25km, 50km and 75km) through The Chilterns. There will also be music, food, drink and plenty of support for you and your bike so it’s set to be a great day.

To take up the challenge simply sign up, collect sponsorship … and get on your bike!

Choose your challenge – the routes

With three fantastic routes heading out through The Chilterns, you can choose the challenge that suits you. Whichever route you ride you’re in for varied terrain, stunning scenery and a real sense of achievement.

25km Princes Loop – a great challenge for those who need to get back on their bike, this mixed terrain route goes along the renowned Ridgeway trail and some pretty country lanes.

50km Ridgeway Route – this route follows the Ridgeway trail west through ancient landscapes before returning on country lanes with some great off-road sections.

75km Chilterns Trail – a tough challenge route which covers much of The Chilterns and the surrounding area to the east through secluded valleys and woods.

Registration
Entry fee is £10 and includes your full event pack plus a BIG BIKE RIDE t-shirt and medal on the day. All riders over 16 must register individually for H&S reasons. The event is not suitable for under 12s, and all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Start Location
Princes Risborough school, Merton Road, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 0DT
Registration opens from 08:00am

25km Princes Loop – start time – 10:00am
50km Ridgeway Route – start time – 9:30am
75km Chilterns Trail – start time – 9:00am

Please note these are the start times for the first wave of each route, with additional waves going every 10 minutes. Please make sure you arrive at least half an hour before your route start time.

Facilities
Toilets, cloakroom, car parking, refreshments, bike hire, bike surgery and first aid.

Car parking
Car parking is available at the school.

Trains
The nearest mainline train station is Princes Risborough. We will be running a free shuttle mini bus service from outside the main entrance of the station for riders and their bikes between 8am and 9.30am on the day. Please contact the rail company directly for policies on bike travel.

Your Bike
Road bikes are not suitable for this event. The cycling routes are very accessible consisting of hard gravel paths with a few roads and the odd section of dirt! Therefore we recommend that you use a mountain bike or a hybrid bike with heavy tread tyres to take part in this event. If you are unsure of your bike’s suitability we suggest you take it into your local bike shop to ask their advice.

Where can I find out about events near me?
Visit www.bigbikeride.co.uk