Welcome to the Century Cycle Challenge 2015 Charity Bike Ride
Saturday 2nd May 2015, Nevill Holt, Leicestershire to Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk
It was our intention over the last 2 years to try and get children engaged in the bike ride and encourage the next generation to get involved whilst building on the past overall success of the event. We believe it has worked really well as in excess of 850 riders (including over 100 children) have taken part in the last 2 rides around Leicestershire. Apart from the fantastic rider numbers, well over £1M has now been raised by the riders for various charities since the rides inception in 2006.
However for 2015 the CCC is returning to where it all started and we are riding to The Jolly Sailors in Brancaster Staithe. There are also some changes for the 2015 ride:
- Reduced entry fees - £40 per rider for 100 miles, £30 per rider for 50 miles, £20 for 25 miles.
- No obligation to raise a minimum amount of money for charity. However this is a charity bike so we would anticipate you raising some money for your chosen charity. Please let us know which charity and we would ask you to consider our two nominated charities for 2015 – HOPE AGAINST CANCER (www.youtube.com/watch?v=whOnk5LMSes) and JOE HUMPHRIES MEMORIAL TRUST
- The ride will end at The Jolly Sailors where there will be a cash bar, BBQ food to purchase, live music and a marquee. This is open to all. Tickets are not necessary so stay and enjoy the party atmosphere at The Jolly Sailors for as long as you wish
- No official CCC shirt or Gilet. Riders will however be given a simple item at registration which will enable the mechanics and other riders to identify CCC participants
- No charity auction
Participants can still choose from 3 distances - 100 miles, 50 miles and 25 miles in the hope that this will still encourage even more adults and children to take part.
The 50 mile and 25 mile routes will both start from the same area behind The Jolly Sailors, Brancaster Staithe. Similar to the long route, bacon sandwiches, teas and coffees will be provided at the start for the riders along with a registration tent and starting gates to send riders on their way.
Both of the shorter routes will converge with the 100 mile route beyond Sandringham allowing families to potentially ride in together.
As there is no official shirt or Gilet please have fun with the ride – different types of bicycles, fancy dress and extra mileage is most welcome. Many of you will remember the riders who did the 100 miles to Norfolk on old postman bikes (please note that old bikes should be roadworthy and any fancy dress worn should be safe to ride in).
All registration forms and payments must be received by Saturday 18th April 2015.
To take part please complete the online registration form found on the registration page ensuring you read the conditions of entry carefully. When you have completed the form you will be directed to PayPal for payment. Please note that payment is only accepted by PayPal.
Coffee and bacon sandwiches will be provided at the starts at Nevill Holt and Brancaster Staithe. Drinks and snacks will be provided on route at the feed stations. Free drink for riders on arrival at The Jolly Sailors.