Help for Heroes H4H Sportive

January 26, 2014 - 08:30

http://gorunandride.co.uk/h4h

We are delighted to announce or H4H Sportive Ride in aid of Help for Heroes. This very special road sportive will be held on On Sunday 26th January 2014 and will be suitable for all abilities and ages. Routes of 60, 30 & 15 miles will be available. The event in it's forth year is held to help raiuse money for a different charity each year, this year being Help for Heroes.

This non-competitive event will take riders through the local lanes around Cannock Chase and through South Staffordshire. The ride starts from outside the Run & Ride shop and will head out following a fully signed course, finishing back at the store where drinks and cake will be provided. All proceeds (after costs) will be donated to the Help for Heroes charity.

Course Profile - Fully Signed
The route will focus on taking in some of the roads we love to ride ourselves. Based mainly on back roads & small lanes where we love to get away from the traffic of the busy roads. Heading out over Cannock Chase the course will be fairly hilly to start with but the remainder of the route will be easier and rolling. Feedback from the previous event years routes have been fantastic. Even local riders find that they are riding roads they've never been on. Course maps and GPX files will be made available soon.

Start Time
Signing on from 8.30am.

Start Point
The event will start outside the Run & Ride. For Sat Nav purposes use postcode WS12 0QU. All riders will pass through a 'timing point' at the start and again when they arrive back.

Facilities
Free car parking (outside or overflow 100 metres away)
Fully signed Course
Timing
Changing Room
Toilets
Spares
Refreshments (Hot drink and cake frr of charge upon completing your ride)
Feed Station - About half way round the 60mile route
Sports Physio (Additional charge)

Parking
Free parking will be available either outside the store or in the overflow car parks situated on the estate approx 200 metres from the store.

Safety
Helmets must be worn at all times when riding a bike.
A suitable bike in good working order must be used. This doesn't mean that you must use a Road bike. MTB's and Hybrid bikes are allowed too.
Be aware that the roads are not closed and open to traffic as normal. You ride the event at your own risk and should take care as you would riding on the road like any other time.

Recommendations
Carry with you suitable spares such as an inner tube, tyre levers, pump, money & a waterproof garment if required.
Also carry enough to eat and drink. Spares and energy products such as bars, gels & dilute-able powders are available to purchase in store if required. A feed station at approx half way on the 60 mile route will be available.

Signing on
Signing on will be open from 8.30am and situated inside the store. All entrants must sign on before they start. Entry on the day will be available at an extra admin cost of £3.00

Refreshments
Each year our friends and family spend hours locked away in the kitchen coming up with some amazing cakes especially for the event. These will be given away free with a hot drink to each rider in exchange for your refreshment voucher. Should anybody wish to purchase something more substantial then please visit the Chase Cafe located a couple of 100 metres away. Failing that we will have an abundance of energy and recovery products that you may purchase at any time.

Donation
All ride proceeds will be donated to Help for Heroes. On the day entries are available. Any extra donations will be gratefully received.

Entry Fees
60 mile: £14.00
30 mile: 10.00
15 mile: £6.00

Under 16's must be accompanied by a parent / guardian.

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I'd love to ride this but unfortunately can't be involved with military charities so I'll need to give it a miss.

posted by vbvb [279 posts]
21st January 2014 - 20:02

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