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Riding for Ups 'n' Downs 2024

Organised by Ups and Downs
14th July 2024

Charity bike ride in aid of UpsNDowns also with walk and virtual ride options

There are 3 events to choose from


RIDING FOR UPSnDOWNS 2024

Sunday 14th July 2024

Join us for our annual charity fundraiser for Ups n Downs, on Sunday 14th July. Every pound raised will make a huge difference to children and adults with Down’s Syndrome.

Come and help join us celebrate the Riding for Ups n Downs 10th anniversary ride, with over £100,000 raised for the Northamptonshire charity since we started. This year promises to be even bigger and better, marking another milestone in this charitable endeavour.

When we started in 2015, there were only 34 of us, and we rode 90 miles. Since then we have gradually increased in number, and encourage as many riders, of all abilities, to come and support us, but most importantly, to enjoy themselves.


ABOUT THE EVENT

Join us at Earls Barton Cricket Club (The Grange Sportsfield, Northampton Road, Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, NN6 0HF) for our annual charity ride, on Sunday 14th July, now comprising of 3 amazing route options (100, 60 and 25 miles) starting and finishing at the same location.

In the week before the ride, we are also staging a virtual event - take part wherever you are in the world and log your cycling miles.

Riders, get ready to be greeted with a warm welcome as we celebrate your arrival back at the Club. Indulge in a scrumptious BBQ, be entertained by live music, and participate in a variety of activities suitable for the entire family to enjoy!


CURRENT EVENT SCHEDULE

  • 100 mile riders turn up at 7.00am for a 7.30am start.
  • 60 mile riders turn up at 9.00am for a 9.30am start.
  • 25 milers, it’s 10.00am for an 10.30am start.
There is also a virtual ride option where you can take part wherever you are and cover as much or as little distance as you like,

WALK OPTION

We have also been asked for a walk option this year. Our walk will also leave at 10.30am for a leisurely walk (approximately 4.5 miles) to and around Sywell Country Park.

There are 3 drinks stops:
1. Great Addington from 11.00am-12.30pm, specifically for the 25 milers.
2. Ramsay, Cambridgeshire from 9.30am-12.00pm for the 100 milers.
3. Spaldwick, Huntingdon from 11.00am-2.00pm for both the 60 and 100 milers.
Volunteers from the charity will be manning the stops, so please say hello.  Also keep a look out for subsequent messages here, as well as the WHATSAPP GROUP (PLEASE sign up to this group as it’s the quickest way to get urgent messages to all riders) email and social media, as hot weather (hopefully will not be brutally hot like our 2022 ride) may mean that we bring the start times forward. In 2023, we also had to alter the long route 3 days in advance due to unforeseen roadworks, so keep your eyes peeled and keep in touch. N.B. CURRENT ROADWORKS AT EARLS BARTON MARINA (which the 60 and 100 mile routes use) WILL BE FINISHED ON FRIDAY 12th JULY. 

T shirts for riders will be available for collection upon registration on both the Saturday and Sunday. We will have enough for all riders who book before 24th May but CANNOT guarantee T shirts after that date. Last years sizings were very generous, and we are using the same supplier this year, so we recommend ordering a size SMALLER than you would normally choose.

Sizing Chart



The shorter routes will be clearly signed, however the 100 miler will NOT (long riders are expected to download the route onto their cycling computers). The routes are below, and will also be on the WhatsApp group.

Pricing:

Ride
100 mile ride £40
60 and 25 miler £30
All these options include a guaranteed T Shirt in your size, if ordered before the 24th May

Virtual Ride
Virtual riders £10 (virtual family £20)

Walk
Walkers £10 (family £20)


WHY TAKE PART?

Riding for Ups n Downs is the perfect opportunity to come together and make a difference while having fun and getting active. Whether you're an experienced cyclist or just looking for a leisurely ride with friends and family, this event is open to all abilities.

We are really looking forward to the event, please feel free to invite friends and family to join the ride, or the drinks and BBQ and raffle from 12.30pm onwards back at the Earls Barton Cricket Club.



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