This is the 23rd annual MacMillan Castles Bike Ride which attracts around 300 riders of all abilities to get out over the Downs to the south of Swindon. There are three Mountain Bike Routes of 10, 20 and 32 miles and a challenging Road Bike route of about 24 miles.
We welcome individuals, families and teams
The MTB routes, the longest of which is quite challenging, have been devised by a very experienced British Cycling trained Ride Leader and are always appreciated by those taking part.
The road route is based upon one of the Challenging Guided Ride routes used during Swindon’s Skyride program
Please register for this ride at www.castlesbikeride.co.uk
Starting at – Swindon’s Croft Leisure Centre – SN3 1RA
FREE Car Parking is available (Courtesy of Intel) – please do not park at the Leisure Centre.
Sign on is from 0900 to 0945 for a 10AM start. Entry on the day is available but we would prefer you to register in advance at our website.
This is a charity bike ride and although you are not obliged to get sponsorship obviously we hope you will. There is a prize of a new bike for the person who raises the most sponsorship.
Children under 16 are permitted so long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult.
The Local Authority stipulates that cycle helmets MUST be worn and your bike must in a roadworthy condition with both brakes working. You are advised to carry a pump, spare inner tube of the correct size and valve type.