Chesham to host new cycling event

Ride Chartridge, Chesham’s first annual cycling sportive, will take place at Chartridge School on Sunday 11 May 2014. Delivered in association with IBB Solicitors, the event is organised by parents in support of the school.


One of the organisers with her children

The sportive features a 100KM route for the serious rider and a 45KM option for anyone who just wants to get on their bike and experience a beautiful ride through the Chilterns.

Everyone who takes part can look forward to a clearly signed route, a well-stocked lunch stop, a text-based timing service, event photographs and a goody-bag.

There will also be a range of cycling-related activities at the school for the whole family. The children’s cycle festival will run from 12-3pm on Sunday 11 May, with a packed schedule of fun activities taking place within the safety of Chartridge School’s grounds. This will include a bicycle assault course, bicycle skills training, scooter races, bicycle races and bouncy castles.

Children can register on the day for a £3 ‘fun-pass’, which will provide unlimited access to all of the activities. And as an added bonus each child will also receive free fruit and sweets courtesy of Chesham Market.

There will be a number of stalls in the event village provided by local businesses, including a tuck shop, licensed bar, sports massage, stretch-down pilates sessions, pop-up bike shops and event photography.

For the adults, registration for either the 45KM or 100KM ride will mean automatic entry into the raffle, where a £300 bike can be won – as well as many other great prizes. Raffle tickets can also be bought from ‘Stay and Play’ on Chesham High Street.

Delivered in association with IBB Solicitors, all profits from the day will go to Chartridge Primary School, who is hosting the event. To find out more – or to register for one the adult rides – go to:

In addition to cyclists, the Ride Chartridge team welcomes interest from individuals and businesses that would like to help support the event. To get in touch please email:

Event organiser (Sam Bassett, parent of Leon Bassett in Year 1 – ‘As a group of parents we want to help raise funds for the school and create a unique event that appeals to cyclists of all abilities. Central to our vision is to make this a fun occasion for the whole family.’

Chartridge School (Steve Butler, Headteacher) – ‘Chartridge School prides itself on encouraging its pupils to enjoy sport and lead a healthy lifestyle. So we’re really excited to be able to host a high profile cycle sportive that encourages riders from across the area to tackle a challenging course, have a great day out and support the school.’

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