The event is entering its sixth year and will be taking place on Sunday 7th September. The annual event has been a great success, attracting keen cyclists and leisure cyclists looking for a challenge. Over the past 5 years the event has raised well over £35,000.
The event offers two routes of 60 miles and 100 miles, both starting at the Broomfield’s Leisure Centre in Appleton, Warrington. The 60 mile route takes riders through the rolling Cheshire countryside on minor roads, with the main challenge being the climb up and over Alderley Edge, before looping back to Appleton. The 100 mile route initially follows the same route but leaves the refreshment stop at Alderley Edge and takes the riders onto the more challenging climbs of the Peak District, up to Sparrowpit and returning via Buxton, through the Goyt Valley and over the Cat and Fiddle before re-joining the 60 mile route.
The event is fully supported with refreshment stops, mobile assistance and a welcome sports therapy massage awaiting those tired legs back at the leisure centre, for an additional small donation. The on-line entry fee is £25 for both distances and, with all proceeds going directly to the Hospice.