We are delighted to announce that we have formally partnered with local charity Big C for our annual Cycle Ride this year.
Taking place at Blickling Estate on Sunday 17th July, the 2016 Cozens-Hardy Big Cycle Ride will celebrate Big C’s 35th anniversary with £3.50 from each entry fee going directly to the local cancer charity. In addition, we've added a family-friendly 3.5km off road loop to the three scenic 25-mile road loops.
Anna Farquharson, Cozens-Hardy Marketing Partner:
“We are so pleased to be able to increase our support of Big C in their anniversary year and to offer a new dimension to our event with the off-road loop. Whether you are a regular cyclist, a novice or a family looking for something to do at the weekend, we can offer a relaxed, fun day out in the Norfolk countryside.”
Over the past two years, our friendly and well-supported event has raised over £2,400 for Big C and we hope that the new family-friendly route will encourage more people to take part than ever before.
Dr Chris Bushby, Chief Executive Officer Big C:
“The Cozens-Hardy Cycle Ride is a well established event, endorsed by British Cycling, that has raised significant funds for Big C over the past two years. Having approached Cozens-Hardy at the start of the year to become partners in their event we were delighted when they agreed. We are very proud of the renamed 'Cozens-Hardy Big Cycle Ride' and all that it offers participants, in particular the lovely 3.5km off road loop for families and the £3.50 contribution to Big C from each and every entry fee. This is one of our flagship Challenge 35 events for 2016 and I hope lots of families and cycling enthusiasts will come and enjoy all that's on offer in and around Blickling Estate on Sunday 17th July.”
The event, which is run on our behalf by Push Sport, is located to take advantage of some of the county’s best cycling lanes and byways. The three 25-mile road routes each start and end at event HQ on Blickling Estate, with riders able to choose which – and how many – loops they wish to ride on the day. The event is run under British Cycling rules, but you don’t have to ride a fancy bike to enter – last year witnessed traditional shoppers alongside mountain bikes and road bikes!
The 3.5km off road route is ideal for any ability and is particularly suitable for children, offering a traffic-free route with stunning view of Blickling Estate. We are also offering skills sessions for children during the day. Discounted entry to Blicking house and gardens will be available for riders, their families and friends, while event HQ will offer mechanical support and refreshments all day, as well as free face painting 11am - 2pm.
Further information and entry details can be found at our event website www.thecozenshardybigcycleride.co.uk. The entry cost is £20 per head, of which £3.50 goes directly to Big C. Children under 16 years ride for free when accompanied by an adult. A Big C fundraising pack can be found on the website, offering a free Big C breathable T-shirt and sweatband for anyone that signs up. There is no fee for riding the off-road loop, although a donation to Big C on the day is encouraged.