Sign up for the Cotswolds Bike Ride
Sunday 14 May 2017
Cheltenham and around the Cotswolds
Our 30 mile bike ride around the Cotswold's countryside is a perfect family ride. Or if you are looking for something hillier and tougher take on our 50 mile route.
Both rides are circular starting and finishing in Cheltenham and have numerous places to stop along the way for rest and refreshments.
The registration fee is the same for both routes.
On the day entry is available, but is charged at a higher fee in order to cover administrative costs. If you wish to take part in this event we would therefore strongly advise signing up in advance.
Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event. It's the money you raise that powers our life saving research.
Riders aged 16 and under must be accompanied at all times by an adult.
Cycling with your family, friends or colleagues? Enter your Team name and Team Leader's name when you sign up.
Your Cotswolds Bike Ride entry includes
If you would like to talk to someone about any of our events, get in touch. You can call us Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00 or drop us an email:
Tel: 0845 130 8663
Email: [email protected]
Make your travel plans
The start and finish
On entering the start site you will turn immediately right off the roundabout. Please be aware there may be congestion in this area; your patience is appreciated.
Completely planned, organised and managed by the British Heart Foundation, this event exists in order to raise funds for our life saving research. Research that will, one day, put a stop to the devastation caused by heart disease. We are therefore asking all participants at this year's event to raise £100 in support of this work.
Creating an online fundraising page is the easiest way to raise money. It takes a few minutes to set up and a link can then be easily shared with your friends and family on social media and by email. Remember, you're taking part in an amazing challenge - people will want to support you.
CREATE YOUR ONLINE FUNDRAISING PAGE
Take a look at our fundraising guide for other ideas, tips and support to help you smash your target.
Join the conversation
Join our Cotswolds Bike Ride Facebook page, where you'll receive up to date information about the event, and have the opportunity to talk to your fellow participants.
Get fit for your challenge
Plan your training with expert tips and advice in our cycling training zone.
Being active is an important part of reducing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Get more heart health tips.
Make sure you have the right kit
Take a look at our recommended cycling kit list for what to wear on the day, and what to bring with you. A helmet is essential. Why not treat yourself to one of the BHF branded cycling jerseys from our online shop.
You will receive your participant number in the post before the event.
You're a Heart Rider - spread the word
Signing up for this challenge is no mean feat and we want you to tell all your friends and family just what you're doing and why. To help you spread the word we've created a range of social media profile pictures for you to use. Choose your favourite, upload it and start telling everyone what it means to be a Heart Rider. Don't forget to include a link to your JustGiving page.
Get your family and friends involved
Our events cannot happen without the help of our fantastic volunteers. If you would like to help out in the lead up to this event or on event day then please get in touch with us and we will send you more information.
British Cycling membership
British Cycling membership includes insurance and they’ll donate £4 for every Ride Membership Package our riders sign up for. Find out about the great membership benefits
At the event
When you arrive, if you signed up online you don't need to check in anywhere, but make sure you attach your participant number to your front.
07:30 - 09:45
|Registration is open
|Throughout the morning
08:00 - 10:00
|Start of 50 mile event
|09:00 - 10:00
||Start of 30 mile event
Although this event isn't suitable for pets, spectators are very welcome to come along as your bright red cheer squad.
*Following feedback at last year's event, we've made some amends to our event route to avoid the A40. A new map will be available shortly.
Our Cotswolds Bike Ride is perfect for all levels of experience. With numerous places to stop in the many villages along the way, and the opportunity to buy lunch and homemade cakes at the popular midway point Winchcombe School, this really is a great day out.
The event will be signed and marshals will be present at key points along the route. First aid support will be present. Free water and toilets will be available at the start/finish location, and there are plenty of cafes and and public houses en-route. Luggage storage and changing rooms will not be available.
Welcome to the club
New for 2017 is our exclusive 500 club, for those who smash the minimum sponsorship target for an event and go on to raise over £500.
Your fundraising will make a significant difference to the BHF as we continue our fight against heart disease. The BHF currently supports 2,500 healthcare professionals working with people affected by cardiovascular disease, funding over 1,100 research projects to help us reach our ultimate goal – the end of heart disease and to the devastation it causes.
If you have £500 or more (excluding GiftAid) pledged by your supporters on your JustGiving page firstly congratulations you are amazing! You'll now be eligible to join the 500 Club and receive your exclusive BHF jersey
For teams to be eligible there must be at least £500 or more (excluding Gift Aid) pledged per person, along with the names of all eligible entrants showing on the team fundraising page and each individual needs to fill in a separate form in each case to claim the 500 club jersey.
(E.g A team of 4 would need a minimum of £2000 (exc Gift Aid) pledged on their team page)
How do I claim?
Fill out this Digital Form to request your jersey.
Frequently asked questions regarding the 500 club
Terms and Conditions