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.
Sign up for the Cotswolds Bike Ride
Sign up for this event before 31 January 2017 and take advantage of our exclusive early bird offer.
The registration fee is the same for both routes.
Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event. It's the money you raise that powers our life saving research.
Riders aged 18 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.
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.
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.
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
Although this event isn't suitable for pets, spectators are very welcome to come along as your bright red cheer squad.
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 baguettes 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.
The 500 Club
If you have £500 or more (excluding GiftAid) pledged by your supporters on your JustGiving page, you'll be eligible to join the 500 Club and receive our exclusive BHF top which can then be worn during your specific challenge.
For teams to be eligible, there must be at least £500 or more online sponsorship pledged per person, per team along with the names of all eligible entries.
Details of how to claim your 500 club top will soon be released - keep checking the page for more information.
We can't wait to welcome you to the club!