Round the Harbours Bike Ride
Sunday 9 June 2013
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It is a great challenge for the whole family to do together
Perfect for riders of all abilities, this 30
mile summer cycling event passes some surprising coastline and
takes in two ferry crossings!
This journey is an enjoyable ride through some fascinating
countryside. With various start and finish points, it's ideal for
families, groups of friends, corporate teams and individuals.
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Round the Harbours Bike Ride event information
This unique cycling event is a trip
around the Hampshire harbours of Havant, Southsea, Fareham,
and Gosport. It's a great option for families or teams wishing
to choose a shorter route, as participants can start or finish at
any of the harbours.
You'll travel along open roads and
cycle paths, and there's even an option to go off-road for a
portion of the route, although this route option is not suitable
for narrow-wheeled racing bikes.
Enjoy the great outdoors this
summer by cycling along Hampshire's gorgeous coastline.
Registration and fees
Online, phone, postal and on-the-day registration is available
for this event. Online registration for adult participants will
be open until 2 June 2013. For a children's or postal
registration form, please email us or phone 0845 130
8663. Note that children under the age of 16 must be
accompanied by a responsible adult.
Your entry fee covers the cost of running the event; it’s your
sponsorship money that will help save lives.
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Your Round the Harbours Bike Ride entry includes
GPX route download
- A medal for all finishers
- Medical support
- Full route signage
- Event photography (to be confirmed)
- Extensive training guidance
- Fundraising support
- A welcome pack containing your bike number, sponsorship
form, love heart to wear to show your inspiration, which will be
sent to you prior to the event
- Water available en route and at the start and finish
- Thank you certificate
Location and transport
The Round the Harbours Bike Ride has four start/finish
Havant - Langstone Technology Park, Langstone Road,
Havant, PO9 1SA
If you're coming from outside the area, this is the best start
for you. It's the largest start location, with loads of free
parking and toilets.
Southsea - Next to Esplanade Car Park, Clarence
Esplanade, Southsea, PO5 3AA
The Southsea start is a terrific beach base for your family and
friends to support you from. Toilets and pay-and-display parking
are available, along with plenty of places to stop for a bite to
Fareham - Bath Lane Recreation Ground, Bath Lane,
Fareham, PO16 0DH
Located beside the creek in Fareham, if you like boats and
cricket this is the perfect start location for you. Toilets are
on-site and while there is no parking at the start, there is
parking available at the nearby Fareham centre.
Gosport - Stokes Bay Car Park, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport,
At gorgeous Gosport, you'll have a great view of the sea and
plenty of boats. A friendly welcome from the team, toilets,
pay-and-display parking and a cafe are all on-site.
Disabled access parking is available at all of the parking
venues named above.
||Sunday 9 June 2013
||The briefing will be held as each group starts
||9:00am - 10:30am
||All riders should finish by 5:00pm
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Please aim to raise as much as you
can. Heart disease touches us all. Every year,
thousands die prematurely, and those who survive can find life
difficult and frightening. The British Heart Foundation is
dedicated to research aimed at ending the
suffering caused by heart disease.
We urgently need your help to
fund this vital research. Your sponsorship could help
fund a project such as developing a device to help babies born with a heart defect.
Please aim to get your
sponsorship to us by 9 September 2013. Your entry fee
covers the cost of organising the event; it's your
fundraising that will help in the fight to beat heart
Where your money goes
Visit our fundraising section for some great
Set up your online sponsorship page
Ways to pay in your fundraising -including sponsor form
Equipment and what to
A cycling top and lycra are ideal but not necessary, although
you should wear clothes suitable for cycling in; they shouldn't be
baggy. Make sure you check the weather forecast and dress
appropriately. See the full cycling kit
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The event is suitable for all ability levels. Wheelchair users
are welcome to take part using specialist bikes, but please note
that the BHF does not supply bikes, and the event is run on roads
open to traffic.
For expert tips, training schedules and advice visit the training zone. Remember the golden
rules of exercise: start gently, build up gradually and do it
regularly. Make sure you set achievable goals, which help you to
monitor your fitness and boost your confidence when you achieve
them. Always wear appropriate gear, and if you have any medical
condition or health concerns that may affect you on the day, speak
to your doctor about it prior to the event.
tips and advice
Free water and toilets will be available at each start/finish
location, and there are plenty of cafes and pubs en
route. Luggage storage and changing rooms will not be
available. Cycle mechanics will be present at two of the
start/finish locations (to be confirmed).
Keeping you safe
The event will be signed and marshals will be present at key
points along the route. First aid will be available at each of the
start/finish locations as well as en route.
Although this event isn't suitable for pets, spectators are very
welcome to come along as your bright red cheer squad -
the louder the better!
For general event enquiries, please check the frequently asked questions
section. If you have
any further questions, please call the events team Mon – Fri, 9am -
5pm on 0845 130 8663 or email email@example.com
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