Supported by British Cycling and Perry Bishop and Chambers, Ride for Ryder – The Sportive offers a fun event for all via signed routes around Gloucestershire’s countryside in support of our Leckhampton Court Hospice.
Ride for Ryder The Sportive, one of the longest running and best loved charity cycling events in the Cotswolds, is back for 2019 and this year we’re planning on making it bigger and better than ever!
Grab your bike, grab your friends, and raise vital funds for local families needing Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court's expert and compassionate care!
Choice of routes
Starting and finishing from top-class sporting facilities at Dean Close School in Cheltenham, we’re offering a choice of three sportive challenges: a 40km beginner route, a 90km route and a 130km route for more experienced cyclists.
Included in your registration fee is a welcome pack with registration and rider support from our partners British Cycling, fully signed route with feed station, medical and mechanical support, and a finisher’s medal.
Sign up in advance online and you also receive a food voucher for one hot meal at the finish.
Help us be there when it matters
Your entry fee covers the cost of operating the event, but it’s your vital sponsorship money that helps us be there when it matters.
This year all riders raising over £140 will be awarded a Sue Ryder cycling jersey.
Over the past three years, cyclists like you have cycled over 90,000km raising £88,000 for our palliative and bereavement care. Now that's why we call you Team Incredible.
Sign up for Leckhampton Court Ride for Ryder The Sportive 2019
Terms and conditions
Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court’s Ride for Ryder – The Sportive 2019 is a sponsored bicycle ride offering three routes (approximately 40km, 90km & 130km).
These terms and conditions set out the basis for your participation in the event and by applying to enter you are deemed to have accepted them.
- All participants must be at least 14 years of age on the event day to take part.
- Where any participant is under 18 years (and will be on the event day), the entry submitted online must be made by the participants parent or legal guardian.
- Applications to take part in Ride for Ryder - The Sportive must be received by the closing date as specified on the British Cycling website. This is the only way participants can take advantage of the online rates. All entry fees are payable to British Cycling.
- Entries will only be accepted via British Cycling’s website, unless participants are signing up on the day.
- Entries received after the deadline or on the day of the event will only be accepted at Sue Ryder’s discretion and riders may be required to pay an additional fee (the online entry fee is discounted) Entry fees outlined online at British Cycling.
- All participants must submit emergency contact details online (at the point of registration) and ensure that Sue Ryder is notified of any changes to these prior to the event day.
- All participants must notify Sue Ryder of any medical conditions which our first aiders should be aware of.
- Sue Ryder reserves the right to refuse any entry at its absolute discretion.
Health and safety
- Sue Ryder has a comprehensive risk assessment procedure for each event and will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the event is safe for participants and the public. However, by taking part participants agree to take reasonable care of their own health, safety and welfare and that of other participants and members of the public. Participants acknowledge that the event will take place on public rights of way and roads and that as such risks may arise which are beyond Sue Ryder’s reasonable control. All riders must ride in a manner which is safe to themselves and others.
- Participants aged 16 or under must be accompanied by a responsible adult (aged 21+, preferably a parent or guardian) for the whole duration of the event. Parents/guardians are responsible for ensuring that their child is a competent cyclist and has a good level of road safety awareness.
- Ride for Ryder - The Sportive necessarily requires a high degree of physical exertion on the part of participants. All participants must satisfy themselves that they are in good health and physically able to participate in Ride for Ryder - The Sportive. If in doubt, participants should consult a GP or hospital doctor prior to the ride.
- All participants must protect themselves by wearing suitable clothing and footwear including high visibility apparel and safety helmets.
- Safety helmets are compulsory for all riders (under UCI regulations 2014) and must be hard shell style helmets.
- All participants must supply their own bicycle and must ensure that it is roadworthy and in a suitable state of repair for this event. Participants are also advised to carry a cycle pump and puncture repair kit.
- All participants must follow the rules of the Highway Code and any guidance or instructions issued by Sue Ryder.
- Participants may not consume alcohol during or before the event.
- Dogs are not permitted at the event (other than registered assistance dogs).
- The Start / Finish venue and feed station are Non Smoking sites.
- Participants are responsible for arranging their own transport to and from the event. Sue Ryder recommends that participants arrange to be collected at the end of the event.
- Limited parking is available. We recommend you arrive early to avoid disappointment.
- No vehicles are permitted to follow riders around any of the routes, any participant failing to observe this will be withdrawn from the event.
- All participants registering in advance of the event must pay a non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee at the time of entering the event. Details of how to pay will be included online at British Cycling. The registration fees for participants registering on the day will also detailed online at the British Cycling website.
- All fundraising participants are encouraged to set up online fundraising accounts, details of which will be sent to you via email.
- Ride for Ryder - The Sportive is an exclusive Sue Ryder fundraising event. Sponsorship monies raised may not be given to or shared with any other organisation.
- Participants are reminded that they have a legal responsibility to ensure that all sponsorship monies and donations received for Ride for Ryder - The Sportive are paid to Sue Ryder within a reasonable time (we appreciate all sponsorship within one month of the event date in order to share the fundraising total for the event)
Withdrawing from Ride for Ryder
- Any participant who finds themselves unable to take part in the event for any reason should notify Sue Ryder as soon as possible. The registration fee is non-refundable.
- Any participant who starts the event but then finds him or herself unable to complete it for any reason should notify a Sue Ryder representative as soon as possible.
Alteration or postponement of the event
- Sue Ryder reserves the right to alter, postpone or cancel the event where this becomes necessary as a result of circumstances beyond Sue Ryder’s reasonable control.
- Where the event is postponed or cancelled, participants shall be entitled to defer their entry to when the event next takes place or (subject to availability) transfer to an alternative Sue Ryder fundraising event.
Conduct of participants
- All participants are required to conduct themselves in a responsible and safe fashion and refrain from any behaviour which could adversely affect the reputation of Sue Ryder. Sue Ryder reserves the right to disqualify any participant whose behaviour it deems inappropriate. Sue Ryder’s decision shall be final in such matters.
- By participating, participants agree to take part in post-event publicity which may include interviews, photography and/or filming for Sue Ryder internal communications, local and/or national media. Sue Ryder reserves the right to use any such photographs or videos in future promotional materials. By taking part in the event or attending the event you are deemed to have given your consent, unless you notify Sue Ryder Care of any express objections. In the event that you raise any objections to the use of any image in which you are featured after the event Sue Ryder will remove that image from its website and refrain from any future use of it, but cannot undertake to remove from circulation any printed materials already in use.
- Sue Ryder will endeavour not to use any photographs, images or likenesses of children aged 16 or under.
- Sue Ryder does not accept any responsibility for any injury sustained or property damaged in the course of the ride in the absence of negligence or breach of statutory duty on the part of Sue Ryder. Personal accident insurance and adequate material loss/damage insurance cover is recommended in respect of your cycle and any personal property and for any loss or injury you may sustain yourself or cause to a third party. Cars are left at the start/finish points at riders’ own risk. Please do not leave any valuables in your vehicle.
- By including your details you are consenting for us to use them for the purpose of this event.
- In future, we may wish to send or contact you with information about our charitable activities and events. Please tick the appropriate boxes during the online registration process, if you do NOT want us to do this.
- If at any time in the future you decide that you no longer wish to receive mailings/texts, or information, please contact Sue Ryder on 01242 246 285 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from the relevant mailing list.