Sunday, June 17, 2007

Mac Ride Update 9th Sept 2007

Latest info from Rob - Last year there were 4 of us from the group on Trices - Can we find at least one more for the 50 mile route. How many folding bike riders can we get to sign up to ride this year?

MacRide 2007
is on Sunday 9 September 2007 - the website with all the details is at and we are taking entries - just download and send your entry form.
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 have a MacRide cycling jersey available in return for a donation of just £25 (that's a proper Coolmax jersey with back pockets etc, not a T-shirt) - details on the website at
Looking forward to seeing you!
Rob & the MacRide Team