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- Start date:
- Sat, 29th Mar 2014
- Event Type:
- Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)
- Richmond Cricket Club Hurgill Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4AR ( View map )
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- Info for Riders:
- The ride starts between 8-9.00am on Saturday, 29 March 2014 in the market town of Richmond. The ride HQ is at Richmond Cricket Club on Hurgill Road.
The route meanders up through beautiful Swaledale before taking on the challenging climb of the Buttertubs Pass. Upon cresting the summit views of Wensleydale can be admired. The ride then follows the quieter roads in Wensleydale passing through the quaint villages of Askrigg, Carperby, Redmire and Wensley. The feed station will be in Askrigg (approximately 32 miles into the route).
Once arriving in the village of Wensley the ride climbs the lesser known Gale Bank which leads the route into Coverdale. From here the route follows undulating roads to Middleham before it winds its way back to Richmond taking in climbs that would be well suited to a Belgium Classic. The ride covers a total distance of 66 miles with 3,500 ft of climbing.
After riders have completed the route food and drink will be provided at Richmond Cricket Club (HQ).
This will be the first year for this particular ride but follows in the successful footsteps of the Colomba Chemo Classic. One of our riders and his wife are aiming to raise money for the CHUF charity based at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. Their daughter Madeleine was born with a Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect, her heart had two holes and only one valve.
Madeleine underwent an 8 hour surgery in September 2011 to repair the heart and a third hole which was discovered during the surgery. Madeleine spent only a week in hospital and has since made an amazing recovery thanks to the skill, expertise, determination and care of the surgeons, doctors, consultants, PICU nurses and the nurses on the ward.
Since September 2011 Madeleine has gone from strength to strength and her parents attribute it to the Freeman Hospital. As a thank you they wish to raise money for the CHUF charity as without their on-going fundraising Madeleine and her parents would not have received the time, care and support they did.
For further information about CHUF go to their homepage www.chuf.org.uk