The 2019 Ride for Eric event returns with a new venue that provides opportunities to establish and nurture links with old supporters and new, in a cycle friendly environment. Forge Valley School is close to Dam Flask and the Tour de France routes.
The closed circuit track at Forge Valley provides an opportunity to provide a far more family friendly fun ride alongside other cycling activities, without the need to go anywhere near an open road. The Forge Valley event ‘Hub’ will be the start and finish of all rides providing opportunities for children and adults not participating in the three distance rides to have a go at some of the different cycling disciplines available.
List of activities for the day (from 11am)
Sports day activities
Cycle North and British Cycling balance bike and skills circuit training
Giant uphill challenge
Cycle Happy Club – a cycling club for people with disabilities
Inflatable penalty shoot-out
Smoothie Bike provided by Sheffield International Venues
Recycle Bikes providing bike maintenance
The Giant store will bring a fleet of Giant and Liv E Bike (road, MTB and hybrid ). If people want to test ride a bike, they need to leave some form of photo ID (passport or driving licence) and a bank card with the Giant staff. They will then be taken on a test ride with staff on hand to show them the ropes.
Evans Cycles will be bringing a work stand and a couple of mechanics, who will be on hand to do any servicing of bikes during the day.
We've got a great raffle shaping up too:
Weleda - Product Hamper
Avon - Product Hamper
Irwin Mitchell - Hotel Chocolat hamper
Irwin Mitchell - A bottle of champagne
Crown & Glove - £20 Pub voucher
Williams - Speakers and 2 radios
Ambulo - £30 Brunch for 2
Village Screen - 2 x tickets for Christmas cinema event
Leadmill - 4 x Leadmill Comedy Club tickets
Beauty by Danielle - Back, neck and shoulder massage
Giant - £99 Pro-Fit Bike Fitting
Evans - 2 £60 silver service
Evans - 2 Muc-off clean and lube sets worth £20 each
Can be purchased on the day at 50p a ticket or £2 a strip