Not long to go… Pre-Register NOW!

It’s less than two weeks before the event, and if you haven’t done so already we urge you to pre-register online.

It could seem like an unusual plea, but it’s of benefit to you as a participant and also to the event. How? You save money on your entry fee whilst also increasing the charity-earning potential by helping us drive efficiency in costs. You’ll also be able to use Fast Track sign-on and be riding as quickly as possible!

Registration is very straightforward and will only take a couple of minutes.

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Key Information for the Day

  • Sign-on / Registration will be open from 0930.
  • Riders of any route can start anytime between 1000 and 1200.
  • Pre-registered riders still need to quickly sign-on via the Fast Track queue.
  • On the day registrants need to join the adjacent queue and fill in a short form; cash payment only at this stage.
  • Helmets are a mandatory requirement due to insurance reasons.
  • All routes will be fully waymarked and marshals will be present in key areas.
  • Each rider will receive a route card on the day and for GPS users you can also download the files to your device. See Routes page.
  • Route cards will also contain emergency contact details.
  • Please plan to be self-sufficient for common eventualities; punctures etc.
  • Feed station at a quarter and three quarters of the way on the 60 mile route will be free-of-charge / included in your entry fee. But please note, the Windmill Café at the halfway point will not be subsidised – you’ll need cash.

Don’t forget to stay around and join us at The Golden Pheasant after the ride: BBQ, live music and the raffle to look forward to. P.S. The raffle prize pool is looking very attractive indeed, more details to follow ASAP!

For any further questions please feel free to contact us.

Which Charities for 2015?

Each year, we select two charities to benefit from the funds raised in addition to the Brain Tumour Foundation. The Liam Pridmore fund at the Brain Tumour foundation is of course an annual beneficiary. For more information on Liam, please see the About page here.

Cardiac Risk in the Young
We were made aware of the charity following the tragic and sudden death of a local girl Lucy Jessop, who collapsed and died in March 2015 after running with a friend. Lucy was such a happy young lady; she was very confident and enjoyed life to the full. She worked hard and attended The Deepings School and was looking forward to going to University. Prior to her sudden death she had been accepted to all her University choices and wanted so much to be a pharmacist. She loved to Party and had lots of great friends who are sadly missing her like crazy; she would want everyone to Party on and live their lives to the full. She worked at the Packhorse pub in Northborough and loved it so much. She had a great work ethic and loved her technology so much. Her mobile phone was a permanent fixture in her hand and every time she went out she would take photos of everything – Selfies were a must!

Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of an undiagnosed heart condition such as the one that affected Lucy. Since its formation in 1995, CRY has been working to reduce the frequency of Young Sudden Cardiac Death (YSCD). CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD. CRY promotes and develops heart screening programs and funds medical research. CRY also publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public. CRY funds fast track referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.

Please see their website for further detail. We are sure you will agree that this is a great cause for us to support in 2015.

Teenage Cancer Trust
We know how difficult and challenging it can be for young people with Cancer and their families to deal with the day to day onslaught of visits to hospital for the treatment they require. We’ve discovered a great new initiative in place at Addenbrookes Hospital and supported by the Teenage Cancer Trust. It’s a Specialist Day-Care Centre specifically for those aged 14 to 24, and it provides a space for them to go to and hang out whilst undergoing treatment. It avoids them having to sit around on hospital wards during treatment and provides specific facilities that make their time spent in hospital a little more bearable. We know Liam would have loved a place like this. He would have especially liked the gaming facilities and the pool table!

Please see this page on their site for more information.

The crew planning and supporting this year’s event…

Thanks again to Rebecca Cole Photography!

Routes confirmed for 2015!

The 25 and 60 mile rides will remain the same as last year, whilst the 5 mile route will now avoid crossing Lincoln Road at Nine Bridges. Instead it will take a quiet loop of Maxey.

5 Mile
https://connect.garmin.com/course/9963764
NEW route.

25 Mile
https://connect.garmin.com/course/6698020
Same as last year; plenty of pit-stops!

60 Mile
https://connect.garmin.com/course/6698119
Same as last year with a feed station at Castle Bytham and the Windmill café approximately halfway. In essence you therefore top up with energy at a quarter, half and three quarters of the way into the ride. Don’t forget some change for the café!

SAVE THE DATE for 2015! Saturday 5th September…

We’re delighted to announce that planning is firmly underway for 2015’s edition of the annual Liam Pridmore Memorial Ride. Last year’s event gave us a great foundation to tweak and refine for this year. We’ve listened to your feedback and hope to deliver an enjoyable and fulfilling day for all whilst of course raising vast funds for charity!

The Brain Tumour Foundation will remain as a beneficiary but we are open to nominations for two more causes close to local hearts. So, if you have a suggestion, please let us know.

Please bear with us whilst we prepare this year’s Facebook event page, online entry and route details. It’s all coming very soon!