Ride For Eric 2019

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
  • Dance groups
  • Cycle North and British Cycling balance bike and skills circuit training
  • Giant uphill challenge
  • Cycle Happy Club – a cycling club for people with disabilities
  • Raffle
  • Tombolas
  • Food stands
  • Inflatable penalty shoot-out
  • Bouncy castle
  • Lifewise
  • 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

Our 2019 Ride Routes