Two cyclists in their helmets and Sue Ryder cycling jerseys, smiling and hugging

Ride for Ryder - The Sportive 2025

Get on your bike for Ride for Ryder - The Sportive 2025 and enjoy some of the most stunning routes in the Cotswolds, while raising vital funds for families needing our expert and compassionate care.

Date and time

06 July 2025

07:30am - 04:30pm


Dean Close School
Shelburne Road
GL51 6HE

Fundraising target

Riders raising over £145 will get a Sue Ryder cycling jersey


Leckhampton Court Hospice Events Team

01242 395 450
A group of cyclists in their Sue Ryder jerseys, celebrating with their finishers medals
Create your JustGiving page

Your support enables us to be there when it matters. Creating your personalised fundraising page on JustGiving is easy and raising over £145 gets you a Sue Ryder cycling jersey to wear on the day!

On the day

Please arrive for your chosen distance as outlined below:

  • 160km and 130km - Arrival from 7.30am (first riders departing from 8.00am)
  • 90km - Arrival from 7.45am (first riders departing from 8.30am)
  • 60km - Arrival from 9.00am (first riders departing from 9.30am)
  • 40km - Arrival from 10.00am (first riders departing from 10.30am)

Car parking is also available from 7.30am - 4.30pm.

Please note, we kindly ask all riders (online and on the day entries) not to come onsite before your arrival time. This will enable us to manage the number of people onsite, the flow of riders and sterilise certain areas, ultimately providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. Your cooperation with this is very much appreciated.

Saddle up for another year

Saddle up for a stunning ride around the glorious Cotswolds with Ride For Ryder - The Sportive 2025. One of the longest-running and best-loved charity cycling events in the Cotswolds, the event returns for its 37th year on Sunday 6th July 2025.

All entrants will receive a finisher’s medal.

With a range of cycle routes, everyone can help support Sue Ryder and the expert, compassionate care we provide.

Two riders in their Sue Ryder jerseys, cycling along a country road with fields all around them

Types of entry

Super Early Bird (until 31 July)

  • 40km - £10
  • 60km/90km/130km/160km - £15

Early Bird

  • 40km - £15
  • 60km and 90km - £20
  • 160km and 130km - £25

Standard entry

  • 40km - £20
  • 60km and 90km - £25
  • 160km and 130km - £30

On the day entry

  • 40km - £20 on the day
  • 60km and 90km - £25 on the day
  • 130km and 160km - £30 on the day


How a family spends their final days together should always be on their own terms. However they choose to say goodbye, we can make sure the room is always filled with love.

Your fundraising means that we can be there when it matters, providing expert and compassionate end-of-life care. 

All riders raising over £145 in sponsorship will be rewarded with a Sue Ryder cycling jersey to ride in on the day.

A Sue Ryder cyclist inside a blue frame, which says 'Helping Sue Ryder be there when in matters' in white text
Fundraise for us

Your support enables us to continue to be there when it matters. Creating your own personalised fundraising page on JustGiving is quick, easy and allows you to keep track of donations.

Choose your route

This year we invite you to take part in one of our five beautiful routes.

Our routes are designed to be challenging, but with distances of 40km, 60km, 90km, 130km and 160km to choose from, there is a route to appeal to all cycling abilities. We ask you, please, to select the route that is most appropriate for your level of fitness and experience. 

View the routes on Strava

All routes start and finish at Dean Close School:

At the start and out on our routes you will be offered support by local bike mechanics, in addition to our team of marshals and volunteers on the course located at refreshment stops and water stations, who will be there to cheer you round and keep you hydrated.

Routes remain subject to change due to highway maintenance and unforeseen circumstances out of the control of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

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Our event partners

Ride For Ryder - The Sportive is supported by British CyclingDean Close and in2print.

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Dean Close Foundation logo
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