UK ABBOTT CYCLE RIDE 2023 – SUNDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2023

UK ABBOTT CYCLE RIDE 2023 – SUNDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2023

  • September 17, 2023
    7:00 am - 5:00 pm

A one-day cycle ride open to employees at Abbott from Maidenhead to Witney. This will be a great day out for all cyclists being able to choose between two different routes – a linear journey from Maidenhead (55 miles) to Witney or a loop to and from Witney (30 miles).

Overview:

The longer ride (55 miles) will start at the Maidenhead site and head to Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford for the first stop. Here there will be hot and cold drinks provided as well as some light snacks. The shorter route (30 miles) will be a circular route starting and ending at Witney.

There will be coach transport provided for those on the longer ride (55 miles) from the Witney Office to the Maidenhead Office. Your bikes will also be transported to the start at Maidenhead by pie.

Cereal bars will be provided at Maidenhead before departure.

For those on the longer ride (55 miles), there will be 2 refreshment stops – the 1st at Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford and a 2nd near Charney Bassett. Those on the shorter ride (30 miles) will also have their first and only stop at Charney Bassett at the same time.

Once the cycle ride is completed and you have arrived at the Witney finish, there will be food and refreshments provided by Abbott.

More information on timings etc will be provided closer to the time.

No helmet, no ride!

Route:

This is a road cycle route with open roads so you will be sharing the road with other road users. The best kind of bike to use is a road bike. If you have a hybrid bike it will be fine but mountain bikes will be slow and heavy on a route that is all tarmacked roads.  If you are thinking of using an ebike get in touch with info@pieevents.co.uk for our ebike information.

Planned Route for the longer ride (55 miles)

Planned Route for the shorter ride (30 miles)

Approximate Timings

Long Ride (55 miles)Shorter Ride (30 miles)
7.00amArrive at Witney
7.30amDepart from Witney
9.15amArrive in Maidenhead
10amRide starts from Maidenhead
12pmArrive in Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford12pmArrive at Witney
12.45pmLeave Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford1pmRide starts from Witney
2.15pmArrive in Charney Bassett2.15pmArrive in Charney Bassett
3pmStaggered leave from Charney Bassett3pmStaggered leave from Charney Bassett
4pmArrive at Witney for Celebrations4pmArrive at Witney for celebrations

Included:

  • Guided ride led by pie guides
  • Coach from Witney to Maidenhead to start the ride
  • Maidenhead for coffee and cereal bars
  • One-two refreshment stops on route during the ride depending on route length chosen
  • Celebrations on return to Witney Site
  • Guides at a ratio of approximately 8-10 cyclists to one pie guide
  • Gels and electrolyte tablets
  • Support vehicles with bike spares, bike tool kits, first-aid kits, fresh water, sunscreen, etc
  • All the small print – risk assessments, fully insured operator, registration forms, kit lists, emergency cards

Cycling Jersey

Everyone will be provided with a cycle jersey for the event.

Charity

By participating in the ride you are agreeing to raise a minimum of £100 for Crisis UK. Information on how to raise money will be provided shortly.

For information on Crisis UK, please see this link Crisis homelessness charity – Together we will end homelessness

Who are pie?

pie are unique in the industry offering only bespoke guided rides for companies, charities and groups of individuals.

pie Guides

Groups will be led by pie guides familiar with the terrain and who will help cyclists of all abilities complete the challenge.

  • Our guided rides make sure we offer the very best care to our cyclists
  • All of our guides are experienced cyclists. They range from ex-professional racers to keen amateurs and all are very used to guiding groups of differing abilities, experience and skill
  • Our guides will navigate their small group from start to finish
  • They are on hand to help with mechanical work so there is no waiting around for a mechanic’s van
  • Many pie guides are first aid trained
  • Cyclists can change groups (up or down) at one of the stops during the day
  • Learn more about our guides, leaders and medics

For more information:

Please contact Phoenix O’Keefe phoenix.okeefe@abbott.com.

Register here

THIS IS A CLOSED EVENT FOR EMPLOYEES OF ABBOTT ONLY