With three routes on offer, this Bikeathon had a ride to suit everyone.
Rugby and Coventry Bikeathon 2013
The Bikeathon Team returned following years of success in Warwickshire raising over £14,000.
520 entrants set off from Newbold Riverside Primary or the Royal Oak in Brandon with ten, twenty six and fifty mile rides on offer. The Tootle, Marathon and Challenge routes all take in the Warwickshire countryside, famed for it's history, so take in as much as your pedalling will allow!
The routes took in local villages such as Pailton, Willey, Brinklow and Wolston throughout the countryside with checkpoints along the way to track your progress.
Riders were welcomed to enjoy a well earn't Pig Roast.
We were delighted that Newman Estate Agents supported the event again this year. When they are not winning awards for their service you will find them getting stuck in to the administration of the 2013 Bikeathon.
Entering the event
Entries for the Rugby and Coventry Bikeathon are now closed.
Event detailsDate: Sunday, 09 June 2013Time: Starts at 10:00 amLocation:
All routes started from either:
Newbold Riverside Primary
The Royal Oak
CV8 3HRDistance: 50, 26 and 10 mile routesFees:
Junior (under 12): £8
Family (2 Adults 2 Juniors): £35
On The Day
Junior (under 12): £8
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Visit either website, select Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research as your charity and then create your own personal fundraising page. It’s the easiest way for your friends and family to sponsor you. Make sure to personalise your pages with photos and messages, keep a training blog, and share your page URL on social media.
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