Action For Children Charity Road Sportive 2017

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Run & Ride Events are proud to present the 2015 Action for Children Charity Sportive. Each year we organise two sportives we the sole aim of raising as much money for the chosen charity as possible. For our 2015 Winter event we have chosen to support Action for Children who do great work on a national but also local basis.

Unlike many other events we donate all poceeds after costs to the charity meaning they benifit as much as possible and get to put the money to good use.

Our events are quite relaxed and social. We encourage new comers and established riders alike to come and have a go.

Event details and schedule
This non-competitive event will take riders through the local lanes around Cannock Chase and through Action for Chrildren on Sunday 25th January 2015. The ride starts from outside the Run & Ride (Hednesford) shop and will head out following a fully signed course, finishing back at the store where drinks and cake will be provided.

Course Profile
The route will focus on taking in some of the roads we love to ride ourselves. Based mainly on back roads & small lanes where we love to get away from the traffic of the busy roads. Heading out over Cannock Chase the course will be fairly hilly to start before leveling out as it heads over towards the 30mile point. We’ve then included some of the more challenging hills in the area as recommended by local riders. Once you’ve completed these you’ll head back towards HQ with the final climb bringing you over Cannock Chase to master.

70mile Route –

50mile Route –

15mile Route –

Start Time
Signing on from 8.30am. There will be a staggered start (15minute intervals) from 9.00am to prevent large numbers hitting the main road at the same time.

Start Point
The event will start outside the Run & Ride. For Sat Nav purposes use postcode WS12 0QU. All riders will pass through a ‘timing point’ at the start and again when they arrive back.

Free parking will be available either outside the store or in the overflow car parks situated on the estate approx 200 meters from the store.

Breakdowns / Rescue
Run & Ride will be open at signing on should you require any last minute spares or repairs. We’ll also have a recovery vehicle driving around should you require it.

Refreshments/Feed Station
A feed station at approx 30mile on the 50 / 70mile routa and then another after 50mile on the 70 mile route. At the feed station you’ll find cakes, water, fruit and energy drink. Entry cost includes drink and cake at the finish.


Helmets must be worn at all times when riding a bike.
A suitable bike in good working order must be used. This doesn’t mean that you must use a Road bike. MTB’s and Hybrid bikes are allowed too.
Be aware that the roads are not closed and open to traffic as normal. You ride the event at your own risk and should take care as you would riding on the road like any other time.
Carry with you suitable spares such as an inner tube, tyre levers, pump, money & a waterproof garment if required.

Also carry enough to eat and drink. Spares and energy products such as bars, gels & dilute-able powders are available to purchase in store if required. A feed station at approx 30mile on the 50 / 70mile route and then another after 50mile on the 70 mile route.

Signing on
Signing on will be open from 8.30am and situated inside the store. All entrants must sign on before they start. Entry on the day will be available but will carry a surcharge of £3.00. Pre event information will be emailed out 1 week before the event.

All ride proceeds (after costs) will be donated to Action for Children. On the day entries are available. Any extra donations will be gratefully received.

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