2013 Ride Information
The website will be reset shortly ready for this years ride, the route, checkpoint and other information pages will all be updated over the next couple of weeks, please take time to check out the information and take note of any changes, we will try to highlight major changes where we can.
Can you help?
As with every other year we intend to give 100% of sponsor money raised to charities. The committee and many others give up there time free of charge to provide the ride, now its time to think about how you or your company may be able to help.
With the increased number of riders we need more support crew, can you help for a few hours at any of the following locationsStart - WolverhamptonCheckpoints along the route - Telford - Shrewsbury - Newtown - Winstay - AberdoveyFinish - Aberdovey
Our largest outgoings are in the following categories, can you help provide some of them?Lorries (with or without drivers)Hire Vans / CarsCoachesMotorcycle support crewFood - Cakes, Donuts, Pasties, Drinks, Energy Bars, BananasGifts - Anything we can give to 500 riders after their ride
If you can provide any of the above or know someone who may be able to help then please use the Contact Us page.
Last Years Sponsor Money
We still have 59 riders from last year who have not paid any sponsor money, please check the Sponsor Checklist to make sure you are not one of them. If you think you are wrongly listed use the Contact Us page.
If you know the person give them a nudge they are holding back on £4500 worth of sponsor money. Its not too late to get your name off the list
We've updated the charities page with the amounts donated from last years ride.
First batch of cheques have gone out and a couple of thanks you letters are also on the charities page to view
Thanks to all those who have paid, this is what it is all about
Want to be on the honours list? Just raise over £250 for our charities this year and your name will be listed on the page.
The 2013 Aberdovey Bike Ride sponsor form is now available for download. Please click the 2013 Sponsor Form menu to download the form.
Information pages regarding this years chosen charities have been published on the Club Charities Page for information.
A copy of the sponsor form will be emailed to all riders shortly. If you are not yet listed as a rider but have had you place confirmed then please download a copy using the link above.
Riders are reminded that we request a minimum sponsorship of £75 per rider
Over the past few days we have had a few enquiries regarding the bike ride so we will answer the 2 main questions here.
To enter the 2013 you have to pay a fee as follows. There is no option for a 'free ride'.
- Application & Bike Transport Home (if required) = £20
- Application, Bike Transport Home (if required) & Return Coach Transport = £30
Food is free to the first 150 riders, we ask you to let us know on the form if you do not want this option so we can fill all 150 places.
We collect these fees via PayPal to make applications as easy & quick as possible. PayPal take a 2-3% charge from these fees.
The fees are used to cover vehicle hire & fuel for the support team, refreshments on the day at the checkpoints, insurance and general fees associated with the ride. This allows us to give 100% of your sponsor money to the charities.
By entering the ride you agree to raise a minimum of £75 sponsor money to be divided amongst the charities.
Again there is no 'free ride', we have seen an increase of riders coming along for the day and not paying any sponsor money.
We have chased 120 riders from last year, we still have 73 non-payers (73 x £75=£5474).
This is money your charities will not receive. All non-payers are banned from future rides.
The committee will be meeting on Wednesday 14th November to start discussions on next years ride.
We will update the site with latest information as soon as it is available. We will also update our Facebook & Twitter pages.
Users of the Android App may get live updates from within the meeting dependant on discussions.
We still have over 100 riders from the last ride who have not paid any sponsor money, please check the Sponsor Checklist to make sure you are not one of them. If you think you are wrongly listed use the Contact Us page.
The committee will be deciding a way forward to try to get this money paid. We would like to thank all our riders who have made payments already, this is the largest amount we have collected in all the years we have been ride.
Registration for the 2013 Ride is now open.
Registrations are invited as long as you meet the following requirements.
- You are over 16 on the day of the ride
- You have fully paid up previous rides you have taken part in or you are a new rider this year
- You agree to raise a minimum sponsorship of £75 and will pay promptly after ride
- You agree to use official means of sponsor payment. more to follow later
Please use your existing login details if you have some, this helps with our administration.
If you have forgotten your details please contact us and we will reset your details asap.
Once we have checked your registration you will be issued a rider number which will show on the website.
(Please allow 4 weeks for this to happen as we tend to do these in batches)
Thank you for joining us on next years ride.
Keep checking back here and on Twitter / Facebook for ride updates.