Cyclists urged to join charity ride through Northamptonshire

L-R: Simon Thomson, Ben Sutcliffe and Geoff Saxon
L-R: Simon Thomson, Ben Sutcliffe and Geoff Saxon

A national children’s charity is calling on cyclists to join in a mass bike ride that passes through parts of Northamptonshire.

Caudwell Children says the event on Saturday October 24 will raise vital cash, enabling it to provide disabled children and their families with equipment, therapies, treatments and short breaks.

The race starts and finishes on the Elton Hall estate, near Peterborough, and is suitable for riders with a range of abilities.

Kirsten Greaves, challenge events coordinator for Caudwell Children, said: “There will be three routes featuring 57, 75 and 109 mile options and riders will have the choice of testing themselves against the famous Harringworth Viaduct climb, the longest masonry viaduct in Britain.”

The charity has teamed up with Kilo to Go, which specialises in organising cycle events, to host the race.

Simon Thomson, director at Kilo to Go, said: “This race, known as The Rut, is an amazing ride and one of the highlights of the cycling calendar. We cycle in some of England’s most breathtaking scenery.

“Riding for the charity is a vastly rewarding thing to do and will help to change the lives of disabled children.”

Times will be recorded through UHF electronic chips to enable SMS and web rider time publication.

Cyclists who take part will also benefit from full route markings, feed stations, on-course rider photography and personalised rider finish line videos.

Medals will be awarded to all finishers and even post-ride massages will be available - for a small donation.

To register for the event, visit www.caudwellchildren.com/kilotogo or contact Kirsten Greaves on 01782 600435.