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Suitable for anyone who enjoys a reasonably active life. The pace is gentle and the terrain flat to undulating. Distances no more than 30 miles (50km).


Suitable for those with slightly more cycling experience. the terrain can be a little hillier than grade 1.5 and distances up to 45 miles (70km).


For the regular and reasonably fit cyclist. The terrain may include some challenging hills and distances up to 75 miles (110km).


These routes require a good level of fitness and stamina and feature challenging inclines and/or a longer time in the saddle. Distances can be up to 100 miles (160km).

THIS IS A SPONSORED CHARITY RIDE. Your entry fee only covers the costs of running the ride so please ask family and friends to sponsor you generously to make a real difference. THANK YOU.
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Classic Oxford - GR8 Escape Fun Ride

Sunday 13 May 2018

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The 'GR8 Escape' is a delightful 12-mile circular ride, perfect for families and newcomers - or those who just want to while away a lazy morning exploring quiet lanes in good company. Following quiet lanes and cycle paths, the route will take you from the start at Harwell Campus,near Didcot, through a gentle landscape to Ardington (refreshments and toilets available here) and back again, meeting returning riders from the longer routes.

FREE SNACK BAR AND JUICE DRINK FOR EACH CHILD

Signed route with first aid and cycle mechanic support.

Please note that ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AND MUST BE AT LEAST 8YRS OLD.

Ride Details
StartHarwell Campus, Didcot Oxon OX11 0FD
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FinishHarwell Campus, Didcot Oxon OX11 0FD
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Distance12 miles
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Getting There: CarFrom M4 Jc 13 follow A34 north then take A4185 (Newbury Rd.) toward Rowstock and look for our signs.
Harwell is approximately 16 miles south of Oxford.
There will be 2 main and a number of overflow car parks. They will all be signposted on the day with traffic marshals in place to guide drivers.
Please be aware that due to security consideration there will also be traffic restrictions in force on a number of roads within the Harwell Campus complex.
Getting There: TrainNearest Station is Didcot Parkway, 4 miles from the start. Please check with operator regarding carriage of bikes.
National Rail Enquiries 08457 484 950
www.nationalrail.co.uk
Start Times10:00am – 11:00am at a time to suit you
Local Infowww.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com
Other InfoPlease Note: Family route PARTLY OFF-ROAD and NOT SUITABLE FOR CYCLE BUGGIES. Minimum age 8 years. Maximum 3 children per accompanying adult.
Riders under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult over 18 years.
Please note that road bikes are NOT suitable on GR8 Escape Family ride route.

It is recommended that all riders wear a helmet. A range of helmets will be available for purchase on the day.

** We recommend that all riders have both bike and personal liability insurances as we cannot be held responsible for damage, loss or theft of your bike or personal items or personal liability.
GPX routes are available after online booking.
PricingAdult Entry (£8.00)
Child Entry (£4.00)

SUPPORT SERVICESRULES OF THE RIDERIDE PREPARATION

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THIS IS A SPONSORED CHARITY RIDE. Your entry fee only covers the costs of running the ride so please ask family and friends to sponsor you generously to make a real difference. THANK YOU

The sponsorship you raise will make a real difference to our research, and to thank you for your support there will be prizes for the top fundraisers!

Request a fundraising pack here: events@againstbreastcancer.org.uk

www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk
Tel: 01235 534211
Registered Charity No. 1121258

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KEY FEATURES
Breathable, COOLMAX® fabric
3 open rear pockets + extra pocket with zip
UV Protection * Silicone waist
Odour and bacteria resistant
Medium weight

VELOTEC Size guide available here

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