The Great Racing Welfare Cycle Event, 20th – 21st July 2024

The Great Racing Welfare Cycle Event, 20th – 21st July 2024

  • Racing Welfare 24hr Sportive - 16th-17th July 2022
    July 20, 2024 - July 21, 2024
    12:00 pm

We are delighted to be working once again with Racing Welfare. Having delivered their very successful inaugural bike ride in August 2021, we’re once again staying in one location for a true test of endurance – a 24hr team sportive.

The event will be based out of Newmarket Racecourse over the weekend of 20th – 21st July. Teams of 4, 6 or 8 people will ride one of 2 routes:

  • Day time loop – consisting of roughly a 35km lap
  • Night time loop – consisting of a 7km lap

Unfortunately, as this is a team event, solo riders are not permitted, but please don’t let that deter you from entering. If you cannot make up a team yourself, we will allocate a team to you on receipt of your registration.

Register Here

To enter the ride, please click on the button below.

Dates: 20th – 21st July 2024

Registration closes: Friday 31st May 2024

Cost per person:

  • Entry Fee: £62.50 per person
  • Minimum Sponsorship: £750 per person
  • For more information, visit  Racing Welfare

Itinerary

The ride starts at midday sharp, heading out across Newmarket Heath. This challenge is based on a team of FOUR, SIX or EIGHT people, with TWO cyclists out on the route cycling at any one time while the others rest at the “Riders Camp” based at the racecourse. The riders will tag-team day and night for 24 hours finishing at noon on the 21st July, crossing the finishing line to the cheers of their friends and family. A post-event celebration for all the riders and supporters will take place on the afternoon of the 21st to celebrate the incredible achievement of all of those who have taken part and supported.

Example of day loop

Example of night loop

Highlights:

  • Support crews stationed around the route to offer mechanical and medical backup
  • Mechanical and medical support based at Newmarket Racecourse
  • Food and snacks to keep you going
  • Showers & changing facilities (TBC)
  • Event Control manned 24hrs
  • Secure bike storage for when you’re not cycling
  • Indoor & outdoor chillout areas
  • Friends and family welcome to watch!

Not Included

  • Accommodation
  • Extra snacks
  • Bicycle insurance
  • Personal expenditures

Bike Insurance

pie is delighted to be an approved partner of Yellow Jersey Cycle Insurance. Get 10% off using the code pieevents10.

Testimonial from a Previous Rider

“I’ve ridden many time on pie events over the years, and I can say without fear of contradiction they are superb. And that word applies to all the essential components of a great trip – the organisation, accommodation, food, guiding, support, location and routing. Oh – I left out the craic and camaraderie as well!”

Dermot Murnaghan, Sky News Reader

Jerseys

You will be receiving 1 exclusive Racing Welfare branded cycle jersey. You will be asked for your size on the registration form.

About Racing Welfare

Racing Welfare is a registered charity supporting the workforce of British horseracing. We offer professional guidance and practical help to the stud, stable and racecourse staff whose dedication is vital for the well-being of racing. Our work aims to help people, from recruitment to retirement, to thrive in day to day life and through a range of life’s challenges.

Racing Welfare is committed to attaining the best possible standards of safeguarding and promoting the health and welfare of everyone who comes into contact with the charity.

Training:

Triple Olympic Medal Cyclist, Chris Newton has put together a 10-week cycle plan to help you prepare for this epic challenge.

For any queries, please contact:

Jo White, Corporate Fundraising and Events Manager at Racing Welfare: JWhite@racingwelfare.co.uk

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We look forward to seeing you on the ride!