This popular early season event challenges you to cycle the 50 mile course and to eat what is a generous lunch in either 4 or 5 hours. It is not a race. For those that would like a more sociable pace, there is also a shorter 50km route. Start/finish is Farndon Sports and Social club, Sibbersfield Lane, Farndon, Chester CH3 6NX.
We welcome cyclists of all ages and abilities. You do not have to be a member of CTC although we encourage you to join our national organisation www.ctc.org.uk and members enjoy a cheaper entry fee. You can ride on racing bikes if you wish, without mudguards or saddle bags! The route is all on road, not closed ones but do take the time to enjoy this tour of our wonderful Cheshire and Welsh border lanes.
The entry fee is £13.50 (or £12.50 for CTC members). Under 18’s (members) ride for FREE when accompanied by a paying adult but parents should still register them and sign the consent.
For that you get:
- buffet style lunch midway
- electronic timing
- plenty of car parking at HQ
- route sheet in paper form or for GPS devices
- support vehicle for emergencies
- event is registered for CTC Tourist Competition
The course follows a figure of 8, looping out to Overton in one direction and Kinnerton in the other. Entries are non-refundable or transferable and must be received before 6th March after which the charge increases to £15 for everyone and only accepted if there is space. Our limit is 200 riders. Early entry is a must to guarantee your place.
If you are riding the 50 miles do tell us how fast you plan to complete and if you want to be grouped with team mates. You will be allocated a time slot to start from 9.30 – 10.30am. Faster 4 hour riders and those following the shorter 50km circuit will leave last.
You can register and pay online using EntryCentral http://www.entrycentral.com/
Please note that when you enter you will receive a confirmation, but the route details and joining instructions will not be emailed to you until approximately 7 days before the event.
Start/finish is Farndon Sports and Social club, Sibbersfield Lane, Farndon, Chester CH3 6NX.