Fancy a challenge?! How’s about riding 50, 80 or 100 miles in the Marlow Red Kite sportive this September!
This is a great example of two cycling worlds coming together: you may be capable of riding 100 miles in a lightening fast time, but in doing so you could be supporting someone to cycle round an athletics track for the first time.
We have developed a great partnership with the team at Red Kite and Marlow Riders, who are very kindly donating proceeds from their great event to go towards supporting Wheels for All activities in their area. Last year, the ride managed to raise £7,000 which was donated to the charity, Cyclists Fighting Cancer. This is an incredible achievement for an event organised by locals for all to enjoy, whilst supporting fantastic causes.
Colin Lavis, Director of Red Kite Sportive, commented: “it’s a great opportunity for us to help out a charitable cause. We know Wheels for All can bring the enjoyment of cycling in to many peoples’ lives and we’re proud to support this as an organisation”.
If you’re interested in taking part in the event, then act fast! As the popularity grows year on year, the entries fill up fast – you can find out more and register for the event here:
Entries are now open for this the fifth annual event – all four have sold out to date – with capacity again set at 700 entries.
Local club Marlow Riders pride themselves on providing a friendly atmosphere and good value for money with quality signage, comprehensive choice at the feed stations and three challenging routes: 50 mile, 80 and 100 miles.
All three routes travel through Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire passing over some of the highest parts of the Chilterns and then back into the Thames Valley.
Start and finish will again be at the Marlow Sports Club on the banks of the River Thames.
Three well sign-posted routes, three feed stations, electronic timing, ample parking at the start, showers at the finish and GPX routes to download before the event, are all being promised by the organisers.
And the Red Kite Ride finish area is again being designed to allow family and friends to gather to eat, drink and relax after their ride. The after event “theatre” will again be supported with on-air entertainment provided by Marlow FM radio station.