Crudwell "Le Mans" 24 Hour Bike Ride
The Crudwell 24 Hour ‘Le Mans’ Bike Ride is an annual event organised by the Crudwell Village Hall fundraising committee. It started in 1990 to raise funds for the construction of the Village Hall, and since then has continued to provide funds not only for the maintenance and improvement of the hall, but also for charities nominated by the competing teams.The event runs over 24 hours (midday Saturday to midday Sunday) around the village of Crudwell in Wiltshire. There is a circular route, of approx 7 miles, using the lanes around Crudwell, Long Newton, Ashley and Chedglow. The route starts and finishes at the Village Hall. Teams have riders riding a relay format (one rider at a time from each team) to see who can raise the most sponsorship and who can complete the most laps within the 24 hour time period.
Importantly, this is a family oriented fun event – it is not a bicycle race, it is a bicycle ride. Whilst we love people being enthusiastic, the roads are not closed and the safety of all of our riders is always prioritised over any competitive angle. We welcome and encourage riders of all ages, including family groups.