The Chester & North Wales DA’s 70th Anniversary Rides
There are three rides as detailed below, and all will take place on Sunday 19th July 2009 starting and finishing at Bickerton Village Hall. Grid ref: OS Sheet 117 510 537. The following general conditions apply:
1). NO FOOD OR DRINK STOPS WILL BE ORGANISED; every rider must either carry their own supplies or be prepared to purchase what they require as they go round their route. Even if you are planning to buy refreshments as you go, it is essential that you carry emergency supplies with you, particularly on rides A & B.
2). Route sheets will be posted on 12th July 2009. It will be indicated on the route sheet where the route passes a nearby café or pub, but No Guarantee is given that the establishment concerned is either of a suitable quality or that it will be open when you pass it.
3). The route sheets will include an emergency phone number for use ON THE DAY UP TO 1700 HRS to arrange for assistance, should it be necessary.
4). All children under the age of 18yrs on 01.07.09 must have parental consent unless they are 16-18 and are living independently. Proof of this will be required. The minimum age for entry in Ride A is 16yrs of age on 01.07.09.
5). All cycles must be in good working condition. Riders in rides A & B are reminded to take particular care in checking the brakes of their bikes, as there are some very steep descents on both these routes. As all cycles will be scrutinized before the start, please arrive in good time. Any found to be in poor condition will have to be repaired/adjusted before the rider is allowed to proceed. If it is not possible to repair or adjust the bike satisfactorily, the rider’s entry will be cancelled and the entry fee forfeited.
6). Entries “on the line” will not be accepted. Entries close on Wednesday 8th July 2009, and are limited to 100 riders overall. The entry fee is £X. For this you get route sheets, tea at 1615hrs at Bickerton Village Hall, a certificate and entry into the prize draw for the three prizes generously donated by THE BIKE FACTORY. These are: 1st. A Specialized Sirrus Elite Hybrid RRP £499.99 (or a suitable alternative) 2nd. A Garmin Edge 205 GPS. 3rd. A pair of Ladies’ or Gentleman's cycling shoes.
7). There will be a sag wagon should anyone require assistance, but it will only cope with riders and conventional bicycles. Recumbents, trikes, tandems, penny-farthings and any other exotic pedal powered machines will have to be collected by their owners from wherever they have been left on the route. Bear this in mind when choosing your steed for the day.
The Start control will be open as follows:
Ride A……..0700hrs to 0745hrs. Ride B……..0930hrs to 1015hrs. Ride C……..1130hrs to 1215 hrs.
The Finish Control will be open from 1530hrs to 1645hrs.
If you abandon your ride, WITHOUT returning to the start , PLEASE CALL THE ORGANISER on the emergency number.
A). 75 miles.
As indicated above, this ride is only open to riders who have reached at least 16 yrs of age by 1st July 2009. This is a very strenuous ride incorporating several long and severe climbs and descents, as well as a host of other little gems to test les grimpeurs, so you will need to be a fit and strong rider. It takes in Overton, Weston Rhynn, Selattyn, Glyn Ceiriog, Llangollen, The Panorama and the Old Horseshoe Pass, before returning via Llandegla, Gresford, Holt, Tattenhall and the Peckforton Hills.
This ride takes in the hills to the East of Frodsham, Delamere Forest and the Peckforton Hills. There are about 2 miles of forest tracks included, but all of them are firm and easy to ride on.
C). 25 miles.
This ride is designed for Family groups and occasional cyclists, and has a number of options open to you. The longest circuit goes to Wrenbury and Marbury via the lovely rolling countryside just to the north of Whitchurch and is 24 miles long. The shortest circuit avoids the hills near Whitchurch and is about 16 miles avoiding all hills of any consequence. There are variations on these routes which fall somewhere between them in length and difficulty enabling you to choose the distance and terrain that suits you.
KEEP THIS FORM for your information.
Complete the entry form indicating which ride you want to take part in by putting A, B or C and the mileage as appropriate in the Event line and distance boxes at the top of the form.
BE SURE TO SIGN all the appropriate boxes and make your cheque out to Chester & North Wales CTC. Cheques made out to individuals will not be accepted.
If you have any queries before the 19th July, contact the organiser on 01829 770 224.
Send the completed form and payment to:
David Ackerley, Ardminish House, Tattenhall Rd, Tattenhall, Nr. Chester. CH3 9QQ.
These 70th Anniversary Rides Are Supported by
The Bike Factory, 153-161 Boughton, Chester. CH3 5BH.
Tel: 01244 317 893. www.thebikefactory.co.uk