Acorns Ride Worcester (Cancelled)

Acorns Ride Worcester

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has, unfortunately, had to be cancelled.

Get on your bike in support of your local children’s hospice this July and take part in our new Acorns Ride Worcester cycling event. 

With three scenic routes to choose from, we’ve got something for cyclists of all abilities. 

Choose your challenge

Distance: 50 miles
Route details: Self-guided ride with aid of GPX route plan/route signage heading out towards the south of Redditch along a circular route covering country lanes (including a few hills). Two refreshment stops at 14 miles and 32 miles (at Bentley Village Hall, B97 5WD).
Ability: Experienced (suitable for riders 14 and over)
Registration: Open from 7.30am Start time: 8.30am
Event sign up: £35 per person (min. sponsorship £100).
All participants will receive an event medal.

Distance: 30 miles
Route details: Self-guided ride (fully signed with GPX file available) along a circular route covering country lanes around Worcester. One refreshment stop at 14 miles (at Bentley Village Hall, B97 5WD).
Ability: Intermediate (suitable for riders 14 and over)
Registration: Open from 7.30am Start time: 9.00am
Event sign up: £35 per person (min. sponsorship £100).
All participants will receive an event medal.

Distance: 7.5 miles
Route details: Self-guided ride with aid of route signage, to Worcester Woods Country Park and back, covering towpaths and dedicated cycle routes with minimal road crossings.
Ability: Beginners looking for a new challenge / intermediate experience – suitable for children of all ages
Registration: Open from 7.30am Start time: 10.00am
Event sign up: £20 per family* (min. sponsorship £40). All participants will receive an event medal. * Family ticket = Family of up to 4 (at least one must be an adult).

If there are more than 4 in your family or you want to take part as an individual on this route, please contact us at events@acorns.org.uk so that we can discuss pricing options with you.

On the day, event participants will benefit from:

  • Free car parking at Worcester Warriors
  • Mechanical support from Dr Bike at Worcester Warriors before the start of each ride.1.
  • Refreshment stop(s) on route2. (at Bentley Village Hall, B97 5WD). for a chance to fill up your water bottle and enjoy some complimentary light refreshments.
  • Sweeper wagon support with refreshments and basic repair kit3.
  • Comprehensively sign posted route
  • GPX file of route4.
  • Toilet facilities and limited refreshments at the start/finish

1.Any items needing to be repaired (e.g. inner tubes or brake blocks) will need to be paid for in cash on the day. We will have a small quantity of inner tubes available on the day for purchase at £5 to £10.
2.Refreshments stops are only available on the Pro and Intermediate Routes
3.Vehicle (sweeper) support is only available for the Pro and Intermediate Routes (50 and 30 miles). If participants have a puncture or mechanical failure en-route, the sweeper wagon will respond as soon as possible.
4.Available for the Pro and Intermediate Route

Please read the full terms and conditions before signing up

The difference your support makes

Your sign up/registration fee only covers the cost of putting on the event.  It’s your fundraising that makes the real difference and your sponsorship will go directly to supporting Acorns Children’s Hospice.

In the past year, we have supported over 820 children and more than 1,070 families across the West Midlands, including those who have been bereaved.  We rely on the generosity and support of people like you to help continue to fund our vital services so we can be there for every child and their family who needs us, now and in the future.

  • £40 could pay for one hour of care for a child in a hospice
  • £100 could pay for a family to stay overnight at Acorns when their child needs emergency hospice care

Kick start your fundraising

We’re here to support you all the way! By signing up for this fantastic event you will receive support from our Events team to help with your fundraising and the amazing feeling you’ll get from knowing you’re making a real difference!

To get started with your fundraising, click on the button below and set up your fundraising page today!  Alternatively, you can download a sponsorship form by clicking the button below. If you need more support or have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch at events@acorns,org.uk

Covid-19 Safety Measures

This event has been organised with Covid-19 safety measures in mind. The event is fully outdoors and numbers have been limited to ensure safety and compliance with any social distancing regulations.

  • If more than 30 riders sign up for any route, there will be staggered start times.
  • There will be enhanced social distancing at the registration point, and close contact will be kept to a minimum.
  • The riders will be fully briefed before starting on such matters as appropriate distance between riders, not to share water bottles, etc.
  • The rest stops will be held outside if weather permits and hand sanitisers and cleaning wipes will be available at water refill stations.

Should current regulations change or in the unlikely event of another national lockdown, the event will be rescheduled. If you have any concerns about this event please do not hesitate to contact us before signing up so that we can help and answer your questions.

More detailed information about the safety of British Cycling affiliated events can be found HERE.

If you have any concerns about this event please do not hesitate to contact us before signing up so that we can help and answer your questions.

Acorns Ride Worcester is being organised in partnership with SkyBlue Adventures and Pulse Events and supported by Worcester Warriors and Dr Bike. It is a British Cycling approved event.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you would like to volunteer at this event we’d love to hear from you.  To find out more, please visit our Volunteering Opportunities web page here.

Details
Starts
4 July 2021 8:30 am
Ends
4 July 2021
Category
Cycle
Website
Organiser
Sky Blue Adventures & Acorns Events Team
Phone
Email