● More than 800 riders expected to take part in mass participation cycle ride – raising thousands of pounds for local good causes in Farnham, Surrey
● Four well-marshalled circular routes spanning 16, 25, 50, and 75 miles suitable for all ages and abilities, with refreshment points along the way
● All proceeds split between organisers Farnham Round Table and St Andrew’s Infant School PTA
● Royal Surrey Charity’s Cancer and Surgical Innovation Centre campaign signed up as official charity partner
Cyclists of all ages and abilities are gearing up for the return of the hugely popular Farnham Charity Bike Ride on Sunday 2nd July, celebrating the event’s 15th anniversary. Organised jointly by Farnham Round Table and St Andrew’s Infant School PTA, the ride will feature four circular routes spanning a family-friendly 16 and 25 miles, and a more testing 50 and
75 miles, taking riders through the picturesque Surrey and Hampshire countryside.
Starting and ending in Farnham’s historic Castle Street, which will be closed to traffic for the day, participants will explore charming villages, conquer challenging hills including Butser Hill on the 75-mile route, and discover hidden gems along minor country roads.
The Farnham Charity Bike Ride is a family-friendly event, with tickets priced from £26 to £36 for over-16s and all profits supporting good causes locally. Children aged under-16 go free when accompanied by a fee-paying adult – and everyone gets a medal! This year’s official charity partner is the Royal Surrey Charity’s Cancer and Surgical Innovation Centre campaign, which will be entering a team and fundraising on the day in Castle Street.
Robin Legge, head of fundraising for the Royal Surrey Charity, said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen as a charity partner for Farnham Bike Ride and to be a part of this fantastic community event. We’re excited to enter a team into the challenge, to help raise vital funds for our Cancer and Surgical Innovation Campaign. There are charity places available so please get in touch if you want to sign up and help transform healthcare.”
The Farnham Charity Bike Ride is also delighted to have the support of gold sponsors EchoMed, silver sponsors Crest Nicholson and bronze sponsors the Farnham Herald.
The Farnham Charity Bike Ride typically attracts more than 800 riders every year, ranging from young children in bucket seats on the 16-mile route to club cyclists challenging themselves on the 75-mile sportive. It raises thousands of pounds for St Andrew’s Infant School PTA and the good causes supported by Farnham Round Table, while participants are also encouraged to raise funds for the charities they care about.
Nigel Davison, chairman of Farnham Round Table said: “We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Farnham Charity Bike Ride will be supporting the Royal Surrey Charity’s new cancer centre and surgical innovation centre. We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to Crest Nicholson and the Farnham Herald for their generous support as sponsors of this year’s event. With their help, we can make this year’s ride the best one yet!”
So dust off your helmets and join the Farnham community for a day of fun, fitness, and philanthropy. Register now for the Farnham Charity Bike Ride online at https://farnhamroundtable.org.uk/events/farnham-charity-bike-ride/