The Big Hearted Bike Day
Sunday 29th September 2019
‘The Big Hearted Bike Day’
at The Odd Down Circuit in Bath
on Sunday 29th September 2019
This is a real ‘Festival of Cycling’, a Bike Day for Everyone, all ages and abilities
Starting with a serious Time Trial in the morning on the circuit from 10.00am until Noon and then 2 hours of Family Fun Riding around the 1.5 Km circuit.
Everyone can ride during this 2 hour Fun Time, no matter what age or what ability and if you need help or advice our marshals will be there to offer you that help.
The Bike Day will also incorporate The Avid Sportive which will start and finish at the Circuit. See details on the Avid website at: https://www.avid-sport.co.uk/
There will be food and drinks available at the circuit all day and we are planning to have an outside barbeque as well to give you an extra tasty option
Then, at 2.00pm the serious Circuit Races start and these will be great to watch as some of our best local riders battle it out for the
Stone King Cup in the Women’s Circuit Race
and the Bugler Coaches Challenge Cup in the 25 lap ‘Devil Take the Hindmost’ race
During the Family Fun Ride marshals will not permit any high speed riding around the circuit. There will be young children and some less able riders enjoying the chance to ride around this wonderful purpose built traffic free facility which was built by BANES Council with a £600,000 support grant from British Cycling.
We want everyone to enjoy it so come along, bring your friends and family and take part. There will be an entry fee and it’s £2.00 for adults and £1.00 for those aged 5 to 16 years. Under 5’s are free.
There is a 50p booking fee on each entry except the under 5s.
See ‘Buy Tickets’ page.
And here’s the really great news! Every penny of your entrance fee will go to the Big Hearted Charity to buy specialist equipment for our local hospitals. The Big Hearted Ball in February of this year raised enough money to buy a Fibre Optic Intubating Laryngoscope for The Intensive Care Unit at The Bristol Heart Institute where seriously ill patients from Bath, Bristol and the surrounding counties will most likely be treated for major heart surgery. So you can have a great day out and help to save lives. Everyone wins!
At 2.00 pm the Circuit Races will start with the Men’s
Circuit Race. 30 minutes plus three laps
Then at 2.40 pm it’s the Women’s Circuit Race for the Stone King Cup, to be presented by one of our sponsors. Again it’s 30 minutes plus 3 laps
At 3.45 pm it’s the final race of the day,
a 25 Lap Elimination Race for
‘The Bugler Coaches Challenge Cup’
and a £250 First Prize
‘The Devil Take the Hindmost’.
After 5 ‘free laps’ the last rider to cross the start/finish line on each lap will be eliminated from the race.
Before the Prizes Presentation there will be a chance to watch the final stage of The World Championships from Yorkshire on the big screen.
During the Family Fun Ride children must be accompanied by parents or guardians when on the track for safety. High speed riding will not be permitted during this session for safety reasons. Safety guidance will be issued and must be followed by everyone enjoying this track time for families.
If you want to ride the track at speed you can!
Simply apply for a One Day Licence on the British Cycling Website where you can enter the Time Trial Race in the morning.
Among our supporters for the Big Hearted Bike Day is one of the UK’s leading law firms, Stone King who have an office in Bath.
“As a law firm with a rich history in Bath Stone King is delighted to support this very worthwhile event,” said Peter Woodhouse, Head of the Business Sector and Employment Team.
“Stone King is committed to our clients and the communities in which they live and so sponsoring The Big Hearted Bike Ride was a natural choice for us.
“We hope our support will help the Bristol Heart Institute with their lifesaving work.”
Computer Village Limited is the parent Company of Bugler Coaches and has supported and promoted previous cycling events. In 2001 the Company sponsored The biggest Roller Racing Event of the year featuring some of the 2000 Olympic Squad and including Craig McClean, Rob Hayles and Chris Hoy, now Sir Chris Hoy. They are pictured left and the Chief Constable of Bristol presented the prizes. Also in the pictures are Gerald Creed, Bugler Coaches and Andy Cook, now Chairman, British Cycling South Region.