Chloé took part in the Great North Nottinghamshire Bike Ride on Sunday 25th June to raise money for Cancer Research.
Over 4000 participants picked from five distances starting with the ‘Maid Marian’ route (consisting of 25 miles) to the ‘Sheriff’ (125 miles). Chloé opted for the ‘Robin Hood’ distance of 50 miles, a challenging distance for a first timer.
The race started from Wilford Grove with rain to begin with, however it wasn’t long before it brightened up with the sun coming out mid-morning. The route passed through Ruddington, Cotgrave and Kilvington, with a few challenging hills to tackle along the way. There were numerous feed stations along the way, and at the 25 mile mark a pit stop took place to ‘refuel’.
The route back went through Hawksworth and West Bridgeford before heading into the city centre via Holme Pierrepont and the Riverside path. Heavy rain the night before cause a part of the route to have large amounts of water which covered pot holes. This resulted in an unfortunate puncture occurring with 5 miles to go.
Chloé completed the 50 miles (80 km) in 3 hours 45 minutes. The ride was a sure challenge but one that was worth it for the cause. It was great to explore the Nottinghamshire countryside and experience a Cycle Live event for the first time. A big thank you to the race organisers, marshals and volunteers.
Chloé’s Fundraising Story
Chloé is completing three event over the course of June and July to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Read Chloé’s story here.
About the Great North Nottinghamshire Bike Ride
The Great North Notts bike ride sees over 4000 participants take part in various routes across Nottinghamshire. This year it celebrates its 35th birthday. For more information or to take part in next year’s event click here.