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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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Bath and Chew Valley

Sunday 11 Aug 2013

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This ride has now passed.

Thanks to all the riders who took part in the Bath & Chew Valley bike ride on Sunday to raise money for Bath Cats and Dogs Home. It was a beautiful day, a lovely atmosphere and a good day was had by all! The pictures from the ride are available here:

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A lovely mid summer ride around the Chew Valley starting and finishing in the heart of historic Bath to raise money for Bath Cats and Dogs Home.
From Bath, all routes follow the old Bristol to Bath railway line to Saltford with the 12 mile family route returning to Bath after a spot of lunch. The 33 and 60 mile routes wind down towards Chew Valley through pretty Somerset villages before both routes head north alongside Chew Valley Lake. The route then splits, with the 33 mile route returning east to Saltford via Chew Magna and Whitchurch.
Meanwhile the 60 mile route continues west circling the equally beautiful Blagdon Lake before the return east via Chew Valley Lake, Chew Magna and Saltford.
The ride finishes as it began in the relaxing greenery of Royal Victoria Park.

YOU CAN PAY TO ENTER ON THE DAY - IT COSTS £15 ADULTS FOR 33/60 MILE (SINGLE ENTRY PACK OR AS PART OF A TEAM), ALL OTHER COSTS ARE SAME AS PRE-REGISTERING. COME TO THE START BETWEEN 8 AND 10AM.

Ride Details
StartRoyal Victoria Park, Bath, BA1 2NR (on Royal Ave, directly below Royal Crescent)
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FinishRoyal Victoria Park, Bath, BA1 2NR (on Royal Ave, directly below Royal Crescent)
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Distance12, 33 or 60 miles
Challenge RatingLong Route Med. Route Family Route
Getting There: CarFrom Bristol take the A4 directly into Bath, taking a left turn into Charlotte Street after where there is long stay parking.
Route map here.
From the South, take the A36, follow the route into Charlotte Street here.
From the M4, take Junction 18 onto the A46 South and follow the route into Charlotte Street here.
Getting There: TrainBath Spa Central is 1 mile from the start. National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50
Start Times8.00am - 10.00am
Local Infowww.visitbath.co.uk
www.visitsomerset.co.uk
Other InfoThe route from Bath to Saltford is on the Bristol to Bath cycle path which is traffic free & suitable for road / hybrid / mountain bikes.

Minimum age on 12 mile route is 7 years, 33 mile route is 12 years, 15 years on 60 mile route.

All riders are required to wear a helmet. A selection 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.**
Pricing12 mile route - Adult (£7.50)
12 mile route - Child (£3.50)
33 mile route - Child (12-15yrs) (£7.50)
33 or 60 miles - Adult (£14.50)
Team Entry (£14.00)

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Bath Cats and Dogs Home is one of the largest re-homing centres in the UK with over 3,000 unwanted cats, dogs and small animals relying upon us every year. We pride ourselves on our strict non-destruction policy and aim to find every single animal a new loving home, no matter how long this may take.
We rely heavily upon the generosity of individuals, companies and groups to enable us to provide the care and support needed for unwanted local animals. Our running costs are in excess of £3,500 per day and we need to raise £1.3million per year to keep our doors open

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