After the huge success of the inaugural ‘Big Bike Ride’ in 2013, which raised in excess of £200,000 for the PCA Benevolent Fund and the Tom Maynard Trust, we’re delighted to confirm that the event will return in 2015, this time linking venues across the South of England.
The ride will kick off in Cornwall with a gala dinner at the Cornwall Cricket Centre in Truro on the evening of 8th October, with five stages concluding at The Kia Oval in London on 13th October. The route includes stage finishes at Instow, Somerset CCC at Taunton, Hampshire CCC at the Aegeas Bowl and Sussex CCC at Hove, finishing in London.
There are 60 places available for riders who want to complete the full 370-mile ride, provided they guarantee to raise a minimum sum, and there are places available for people who would like to commit to one or more individual stages but not the whole five days.
Matthew Maynard, who undertook the first ride in October 2013, said:
“We’re delighted to be associated with the return of the Big Bike Ride. The 2013 ride was a phenomenal success and we have been working hard with our friends at the PCA to ensure that the 2015 version is even better. It’s hard work but for anyone who fancies it it’s also fantastic fun and we generated tremendous camaraderie. My advice to anyone thinking about it is ‘go for it’!”
To register for The Big Bike Ride² and for further details contact Ali Prosser at the PCA on 07769 880888.