The Lutterworth Big Bike Ride latest start time 11am
18 Aug 2019
Please read the entry declaration below. Enter child for question on page 2 of under 16 entry.
Lutterworth Rotary Club will be running their 8th Big Bike Ride on Sunday 18th August. The event starts and finishes at Misterton Hall [LE17 4JP] and, as in past years, there will be four routes. The three shorter ones [11, 23 & 39 miles] follow the same routes as previous years, whilst a new long route, at 67 miles, takes riders on a journey through the Langtons beyond Market Harborough to Eyebrook Reservoir. The reservoir has the distinction of being used in WWII for testing the Dambusters ‘bouncing bomb’. The 39 & 67 mile routes are also notable for running directly through the Naseby battlefield site and many sections follow the National Cycle Network. More generally the routes are selected to follow, as far as possible, quieter country lanes in the beautiful surroundings of rural Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Last year, in fine weather, the event attracted over 600 riders, at least half of whom cycled over 60 miles.
- All the routes will be signed & cyclists will be given a route guide but the routes will not be marshalled. For the 67 mile route [only] there will be a Water Point providing water [only] top-ups for bottles. It will be located adjacent to Eyebrook Reservoir at c39 miles.
- gpx files are available for each route from lutterworthrotary.org.uk
- First aid facilities will be available at Misterton Hall but not en route.
- You must ensure that you wear a cycle helmet & you are strongly advised to wear an item of high visibility You should also carry a mobile phone with you for use in an emergency & a puncture repair kit ‘just in case’.
- In the event of you being unable to complete the course you will need to make your own arrangements for return ‘home’.
The event is organised by Lutterworth Rotary Club with the kind permission of Mrs Heather Craven, owner of Misterton Hall. Entries are encouraged from families as well as individuals and also from teams representing local businesses & clubs. There should be a route suitable for anyone who can ride a bike.
Entries can be made either online before the event or in person on the day. If you are doing the latter then an entry form can be taken or printed from the back of the information leaflet [see below] and brought with you, completed, when you register on the morning of the ride. For any queries about entries please contact Bernard Johnson on 07901782558.
Online entries made in advance cost £13 and those made on the day are £15. The under-16 price is £5. All riders under 18 must have parental consent and those under 16 must be accompanied by a parent. All riders must wear a cycle helmet.
Included in the entry price is a hog roast or vegetarian alternative to be enjoyed at the finish.
Further details about the event including routes and timings, are available on an information leaflet that is readily available in printed form from public buildings around Lutterworth. Alternatively it can be downloaded from www.lutterworthrotary.org.uk . General enquiries about the event can be made through the club’s Facebook page or to John Turner on 01455-554455.
In making an entry you declare that you are medically fit to take part in the ‘Big Bike Ride’ & enter the event at your own risk. The cycle that you will ride is in good working order and properly maintained and you accept and agree that neither the organisers, nor their agents, officials, helpers, sponsors or fellow participants shall be liable in any way, or in any circumstances, for any damage loss or injury that you may suffer during, in connection with, or as a result of participating in this event, however caused. The event is held on the public highway and you agree to abide by the Highway Code, to ride in a manner which is safe for yourself & others and you understand that you must rely on your own arrangements in the event of you being unable to complete the course. Any marshals’ instructions will be followed.
You understand that entry fees are non-refundable & non-transferable. You also accept that photographs may be taken during the event and subsequently used for publicity purposes.
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Dates and Status
Date: 18 Aug 2019
Closing Date: 17 Aug 2019
Places Available/Total: ??/500