Tuesday, February 06, 2007

A Date for your Diary - Macride 2007 - Sunday 9th September

Four Folding Society members took part in last year's 50 mile Macride on their Trices. Starting from Stratford upon Avon, there will be a choice of 3 route lengths this year. Here are the details:

The MacRide 2007 website is now live at www.macride.org.uk and we are taking entries for Sunday 9 September 2007
All the details are on the website, with posters and entry forms to download.
Do please help us to raise even more this year for Macmillan Cancer Support - all the money is spent within the Warwickshire & Coventry area - and don't forget that through the generosity of our sponsors, supporters and volunteers our costs are minimal (less than £200 in 2006) - that means that over 95% of the entry fees and 100% of sponsorship and donations go to Macmillan.
We are running the popular 25 and 50 miles routes again, but this year, by popular demand, we have added a third distance option for a "metric century" - that's 100Km or about 63 miles. By offering this distance we are hoping to attract an even bigger field of riders, especially club cyclists and Audax riders - and anyone who likes a bigger challenge!
.... and please note : with the increase in rider numbers (and hopefully even more this year!) we have out-grown the start venue and will be starting MacRide 2007 from the Stratford Park & Ride (by arrangement with Warwickshire County Council & Johnson's Coaches, the operator) - the cycling routes will still be on quiet roads, using the off-carriageway cycle-paths to and from the start.
Ride the MacRide - tell your friends, family and work-colleagues - and help make the event even more successful.
Hot news : for 2007 we are hoping to offer a MacRide cycling jersey for sale to riders (that's a proper Coolmax jersey with back pockets etc, not a T-shirt) - we need just one or two more sponsors to make it work financially, if you can help (or perhaps your employer would like a logo on the jersey) then please let us know.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Rob & the MacRide Team