Get active with the family
The Rotary Club of Taunton's 23rd Annual 50/50 Cycle Ride and Walk event offers a great challenge for all the family that will put the fun into fundraising!
This year the event is being supported by The Getting Around Taunton Project and Richard Huish College and, in addition to signing up to take part in cycle rides of various difficulty, you can enjoy a number of fun activities on campus - a great way to keep the kids entertained and active over the bank holiday weekend.
Getting Around Taunton
Date: Sunday 6th May 2018
Time: 9am-4pm. Rides depart between 9am - 12pm (ride start times can be selected when completing your application).
- Big Top Mania Cycle Circus and Wacky Bikes (12pm - 2pm) - Entertainment for all ages.
- Go Ride Cycle Challenges - Go Ride will be setting up a circuit of activities for students 16 years and under to test their skills.
- Andrei Burton, a top mountain bike stunt show rider will be doing three 20 minute stunt shows between 12pm - 2pm.
- Refreshments available all day and much more - come and join the fun!
Get active with Huish
Don't miss Andrei Burton's stunt show
Sponsored Cycle Rides and Walks
Sponsorship - The 50/50 Cycle event offers riders and walkers the option of donating 50% of their sponsor monies to a charity of their own choice.
Your sponsorship money will also go to support Taunton Communication Hub. This is a new exciting Charity, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Taunton looking to develop a new Community Hub in the heart of Taunton.
The Richard Huish College Cycle/Walk Team - This year, Richard Huish College would like to encourage as many people as possible to donate to our chosen charity Bloodwise, in memory of Luke Buckingham.
Rides and Walks:
- Family-friendly 4 mile walk from Richard Huish College to Cotlake Hill and back.
- 10-mile (16km) family route includes part of the Taunton-Bridgwater Canal and is ideal for “Sunday Cyclists”.
- 15 mile (24km) route includes extended route along the canal; ideal for those who wish to ride more than 10 miles but not as much as 21 miles!
- 21-mile (34km) route includes extended route along the canal.
- Bike 4 Buck Challenge Ride (in memory of Luke Buckingham) - 46 miles (74km) for the more serious cyclists, the Road Riders challenge involves a circuit around the Quantock Hills including Crowcombe Combe and climb of Cothelstone Hill (used in the Tour of Britain). Designed to push riders this route will include optional sections which can be bypassed on the day should you wish to opt out of the most challenging portions.
To Apply - You can apply to ride or walk via the Huish online shop. Submit your rider/walker details when paying through the Huish shop. Richard Huish College will provide this information to The Rotary Club of Taunton on your behalf.
If you have any queries regarding how to apply via the online shop please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry Fee Information - 50% of your entry fee will be donated to Bloodwise.
- £2 per walker; £5 for a family of up to four (dogs go free!)
- £10 per adult rider; £5 for students in full-time education.
- Payable by 21st April, an early-bird entry fee of £15 for a family of up to 4 riders (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children) with £2 per additional child thereafter.
- Family of up to 4 riders entry fee of £20 payable 22nd April – 6 May inclusive.
Just Giving - An easy way to collect your sponsorship money is to create your own Just Giving page. To qualify for team or individual prizes sponsorship monies must be received by the Cycle Ride Administrator by Tuesday 4th September 2018 at the latest.
Prizes- Medals or wristbands will be awarded to all participants.
Other prizes include:
- A bike donated by Ralph Colman Cycles (Bike UK) for the highest overall individual money raiser
- Vouchers donated by Go Outdoors to the value of £100, £75 and £50 respectively for the second, third and fourth placed individual money raisers.
- The President’s Cup (current holder WSP) - awarded to the industrial/ commercial firm raising the most sponsorship money.
- The Beer Direct Cup (current holder The Hatch Inn) - awarded to the hotel, pub or club or other licensed premises raising the most sponsorship money.
- The Gazette Cup - awarded to the school or college raising the most sponsorship money
- The Primary School Cup - awarded to the primary school raising the most sponsorship money.
• All cycle routes are colour-coded and well marked; maps will be available for collection on the day; water stations will be available on all routes.
• A list of emergency contact phone numbers will be available on the day.
• Volunteer marshals (with mobile phones), the St John Ambulance and a bicycle repair and recovery service, kindly provided by Ralph Colman Cycles (Bike UK), will be on hand to assist riders.
• All cyclists and walkers must check back in to the Richard Huish by 16.00 at the latest
For further information please click here to visit The Rotary Club website.