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Ups N Downs

Organised by Ups and Downs
Choose a 20, 40 or 60 Mile Sportive through Northampton's finest scenery in aid of Ups 'n' Downs

Ups 'n' Downs Sportive - 19th July 2020

We're back after a hugely successful event in 2019 with a new choice of rides for all abilities.

We are delighted to announce that Riding for Ups 'n' Downs VI will take place in July 2020, following 5 successful rides which have raised nearly £40,000 which is just amazing support for such a fantastic local charity!

Ups 'n' Downs is a local charity supporting families and individuals affected by Down's syndrome across Northamptonshire. Every penny raised through this event goes directly to pay for support services such as Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy and Training for Schools; the charity relies on fundraising events such as this to be able to support its members throughout the year.

Enjoy a ride on quiet roads through some of Northamptonshire's finest countryside and help us raise money for Ups 'n' Downs

This year we will have three distance options:  choose between a 20, 40 or 60-mile ride.

Registration and start times will be staggered (longer distances will go off first) so that all riders will arrive back at the venue at a similar time.

At the finish we will have a BBQ, cake sale and raffle back at the clubhouse so you can celebrate your achievement, refuel and rehydrate.

We welcome many types of bikes, whether you’re a roadie, mountain bike or E-bike rider. However, for safety reasons and in accordance with British Cycling regulations, the following types of bike are not permitted: triathlon/time trial bars or similar bar extensions; disc wheels or tri-spokes; Penny farthings or uni-cycles.

We will not be able to offer any refunds, transfers or defer any riders to any future rides.

Please also take the time to read our as you will need to accept these in order to take part.

Registration and Start Times

  • 60 Mile Route - Registration from 8am, Depart at 8.30am
  • 40 Mile Route - Registration from 9am, Depart at 9.30am
  • 20 Mile Route - Registration from 10am, Depart at 10.30am

Registration and ride depart is from Earls Barton Cricket Club
The Grange Sportsfield, Northampton Rd, Earls Barton, Northampton NN6 0HF


The 60 and 40 Mile rides are £45, reduced to £40 (+ card processing fee) for early-bird registration until the 31st May 2020.
Early bird registration will include a guaranteed Ride jersey. 
After the early-bird period, we cannot guarantee you will receive a jersey in your size, so get in early!

The 20 Mile ride costs £25, reduced to £20 (+ card processing fee) for early-bird entrants until the 31st May 2020.
Your entry fee includes a guaranteed Ride T-shirt if you enter within the early-bird period.  After that we can't guarantee you will receive a T-shirt in your size.

20 Mile riders can upgrade to a jersey for an additional £20 - this is an option within the Ride entry form.

Your entry fee also includes:
  • Planned 'pitstops' including drinks and nutrition (40 and 60 mile rides)
  • Race pack including nutrition and other goodies
  • A warm welcome back to Earls Barton Cricket Club with a licensed bar, BBQ, Raffle & Prize Ceremony!n


All routes are fully sign-posted and you can download the gpx if you wish from below the map on this page.

Both the 40 and 60 Mile routes also feature a pit-stop and food station.

Ups 'n' Downs

Once again we are raising money for Ups 'n' Downs who provide support and advice for children, adults and families affected by Down’s syndrome in Northamptonshire. They work to increase awareness of Down’s syndrome and to promote positive attitudes and approaches within the local and wider community.

You can help us raise vital funds in two ways.  You can make a donation within the entry form or visit their JustGiving page to donate or create your own fundraising page and share the challenge.  

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