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BIKE RIDE 2nd October 2016

Coffee Morning Bike Ride


Join us on Sunday 2nd October for some FAMILY fun. Take part in a Coffee Morning Bike Ride or join us for a cuppa, craft stalls, fun for the kids and much more. Raising money for two local cancer charities; Cancer Hair Care and Macmillan Cancer Support.


Event Information



Brewery Tea Rooms Walkern & The Walkern Primary School, High Street Walkern, Hertfordshire SG2 7NS


Date and time

Sunday 2nd October 2016

Time: Open from 9.45am. Cyclists head off at 10.30am. Event ends around 1pm.


Family and spectator activities

Please join us from 9.45am for Craft stalls, Face painting, Raffle, Music, Coffees, Cakes and delicious refreshments, Colour competition for kids, Raffle, Children’s cycling course and much more…


Children’s Cycle event:

•        Go Ride Racing (for beginners and riders who have raced before), for ages 6-16 (£5 entry on the day)

•        Girls Only Go Ride Racing (£5 entry on the day)

•        Balance Bike have a go circuit (free/bikes provided)

•        Have a go Mountain bike circuit (free/bikes provided)


For sponsored cyclists:


To ‘Sign Up’ to either the short or long bike ride please follow the 3 points below.


  1. Please email to let us know that you are signing up
  • We will reply with a registration form for you to complete and helpful information


  1. Start fundraising Please connect to our Just Giving page for this event by clicking on the link below and selecting the orange ‘Fundraise for campaign’ option.  Whilst this is a Just Giving page for Cancer Hair Care all of the funds raised will be shared equally with Macmillan Cancer Support. The page has all of the event information on it.


Just Giving


3)  Please fill out and return the registration form to us. Robin Selley Chair of the Stevenage and North Herts Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising group will be co-ordinating the cyclists and can answer any questions you may have in relation to the bike rides.


About the bike rides

We offer two different distances for this event. Both routes start and finish on the same roads but the middle follows different routes.


Long Bike Ride

Full Coffee’: 50 Kilometers


Route: From Walkern to Halls Green, Weston, Great Ashby, Graveley, Great Wymondley, Preston, King’s Walden, Whitwell, Codicote, Woolmer Green, Datchworth, Bragbury End, Aston and back to Walkern.

Event start time - Please arrive by 9.45am for a 10.30am cycle start


Short Bike Ride

Espresso: 20 Kilometers


Route: From Walkern to Halls Green, Weston, Great Ashby, Stevenage, Aston and back to Walkern.

Event start time - Please arrive by 10.00am for a 11.00am cycle start


How do I follow the route?


You’ll be offered a route sheet at the start but the route is unsigned.


We have also produced our own GPX files for both routes. You can download them from the links below. Please right click the links and choose "Save link as". This will help to ensure that the file you download is a .gpx.


GPX Download: Espresso (20km) Route

GPX Download: Full Coffee (50km) Route


What are the routes like?


Both routes leave Walkern heading north out of the village. The routes are all on tarmac so road bikes, MTB’s, hybrids, fixed, single speed bikes, tandems and recumbents are allowed. There will be a few short sharp hills but nothing very serious, both routes are mostly fairly flat.


What do I need?


These rides are unsupported so you will need to bring a pump, a spare inner tube or two (and associated tools), and spare batteries (for lights) if you might need them.


Any stops?


As a Coffee Morning Bike Ride, the idea is that riders do stop at the following locations in order to have some coffee and cake. We will be providing our cyclists with free Tea and Coffee at the stops below.


  • The Cricketers Pub, Weston (on both routes)
  • Emily’s Tea Rooms, Whitwell (on the Full Coffee route only)
  • Brewery Tea Rooms, Walkern (both pre and post ride)




Have fun and feel great that you are helping two fantastic charities. Please be considerate – of each other and other road users. So, please use common sense and be courteous of folk when passing through and stopping off in residential areas. Please respect the roads and your planet – use bins and do not drop your litter on the roads.


The guideline are for the benefit of local residents as well as your fellow riders, as it will ensure the continuity of the ride in its present ungoverned, unpoliced, un-ticketed form, for years to come. It is of great help to small charities to be able to run events that are low cost. Thanks so much for your kind support.



What happens at the finish?


The Brewery Tea Rooms are opening specially for us on the day so do indulge in some of their great sandwiches, cakes and coffees as a percentage of their takings will be added to the fundraising total.


Meet up with family and enjoy what’s on offer at the Walkern Primary school.


What happens if my bike or I break down?


Sorry to say that there’s no following magic bus to sweep you up or mend your bike but fellow riders often work wonders. Whilst the ride is unsupported we hope that your fellow cyclists will help you out if your get a flat tire or are lost on route!


If you do drop out for any reason please contact the duty mobile on 07917 818609 so that we know that you are safe and well.  



In the case of ill health or emergency please 999 and seek appropriate assistance



Common Q & A


Bad weather – if its raining is it still on! YES. The entire event will only be cancelled if the weather is seen to be very bad. So please turn up! 


Fundraising – I want to collect donations in cash and cheque. No problem please email to request a sponsor form for this event and details of how to collect and pay in cash and cheque donations to this event


Parking – There will be some parking available on the local roads adjoining the Primary school or alternately, at the Walkern Sports and Community Centre, Jubilee Pavilion, High St, Stevenage SG2 7N which is a short distance away from the Primary school.


Disabled Access – There will be some parking available within the Walkern Primary School grounds for those requiring disabled access.


Special thanks to:


Brewery Tea Rooms, Walkern

Walkern Primary School,

Emily’s Tea Rooms, Whitwell

The Cricketers Pub, Weston

Stevenage and North Herts CTC



Disclaimer - Liability

Thank you so much for taking part in this event. It is necessary for us to have a legal disclaimer and really important to make sure that you understand that this event is run by a team of volunteers who are giving their time, venues and services for free.  Can we kindly ask that by attending and taking part in this event you take personal responsibility for your health, wellbeing and personal items. Please do not leave children unattended.


By attending this event you agree to the below terms and conditions:

This event is not a race or a trial of speed.  You are expected to follow the rules of the road and show consideration to other road users.  Please note:


·          The routes are on open public roads

·          Some routes may be arduous

·          The routes are not waymarked or marshalled

·          You should prepare by studying the route

·          The organiser provides no rescue service

·          You are responsible for your own safety and conduct


I acknowledge that during the event I am on a private excursion on the public highway and that I am responsible for my own conduct. 


Huge thanks

Finally – thank you so much. You really are helping local people with cancer to feel better.


Please contact us if you need any further information

Tel: Cancer Hair Care 01438 311322




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