The first Maidenhead Bikeathon, supported by the Shanly Foundation, is set to take place on Sunday 8th July. The event, organised by the Rotary Club of Maidenhead, offers both a fun cycling experience for all the family and the opportunity for participants to raise money for charity.
The event starts and finishes at Maidenhead Office Park in Westacott Way, Littlewick Green, and the 15-mile circular route follows quiet country roads.
Cyclists will take a route which briefly joins National Cycle Route 4, then heads to White Waltham, Waltham St Lawrence, Shurlock Row and back to the office park via Littlefield Green. The route will be well sign-posted and marshalled and at the half-way mark there will be a rest stop where cyclists can enjoy free refreshments.
Organiser Sean Egan said: "We've deliberately chosen a route which uses the quiet country roads of our local villages. The route is also relatively flat so we hope it will appeal to cyclists of all ages, families and amateur cyclists. It is not a race, cyclists can enjoy the ride at their own pace and enjoy our beautiful countryside. All finishers will receive a commemorative medal to reflect their achievement."
The Bikeathon is free for children up to age 11, £10 for 12-17 year olds and £15 for everyone else.
Cyclists are welcome to raise sponsorship for their own charitable causes and, as an added incentive, Rotary will award £500 to the chosen charity of the largest group of cyclists taking part.
For more information and to sign-up for the event visit maidenheadrotary.co.uk/maidenhead-bikeathon