There’s still time to sign up for this year’s Maidenhead Rotary Bikeathon on Sunday, July 10.
The event has three different routes aimed at cyclists of every age and ability from families to serious club riders. The routes - 15, 35 and 62 miles (24, 50 and 100km) - all start and finish at Maidenhead Office Park in Littlewick Green.
Organised by Maidenhead Rotary Club, proceeds from the event will be donated to Maidenhead-based charity Alzheimer’s Dementia Support, though participants are welcome to raise sponsorship for their own good cause if they wish.
Organiser Sean Egan said: “The Bikeathon is not a race and the three different routes cater for all ages and abilities. So whether you are looking for a fun family event, are a regular cyclist or part of a club looking for your next challenge, we have a route for you.”
The short ‘family’ route – which is mostly flat – and the medium route follow quiet country roads around the Walthams, Shurlock Row, Binfield and Winkfield Row. The long route heads over to Henley, Christmas Common, then back to Maidenhead via Sonning and Winkfield.
While roads will not be closed for the event, all routes will be clearly marked and there will be marshals along the short route. Refreshment stations are located approximately half-way along each route. Medals will be awarded to all cyclists who complete the event.
Registration costs £15 for adults (aged 18 and over), £10 for 12-17-year-olds, and is free for children under 12.
Road, hybrid or mountain bikes are all suitable. Electric bikes, child seats and tag-alongs are all permitted. Please ensure bikes are roadworthy and all participants must wear a helmet. The whole event, including registration, takes place outdoors and any necessary Covid-19 precautions will be observed.
While you can register on the day, organisers would like as many participants as possible to sign up in advance.
For more details and to register online please see www.maidenheadbikeathon.co.uk