Charlie 2015 poster - Copy


All Cyclists welcome. Both rides are CTC Tourist Competition events.

Meet Castle Leisure Centre, Bolton Street, Bury, BL9 0EZ SORRY, CAR PARKING NOW COSTS £1

Registration in the foyer from 09.00. 100km ride start 09.30am. 50km ride starts 9.45am

Minimum entry fee £3. Proceeds split between Bury Hospice and Cancer Research UK.

The 2015 event – the 14th in succession – could very well be the last if there are insufficient volunteers to run the event as its growing success demands.

From a small scale reliability ride in 2002, the event has grown to a larger scale Cyclosportive (with a low entry fee to reflect the lack of signage, refreshments and timing etc). More helper volunteers are needed to cope with this increase in popularity.

If you are willing to help in the organisation in any way, please contact us via the ‘Contact Us’ page on the CTC website.

The rides commemorate two past Bury cycling club stalwarts Charlie Westlake and Walter Pilkington. The 100km event is named after Charlie and the 50km commemorates Walter. There will be two registration check-in desks in the Castle Leisure Centre foyer which open at 9am. The 100km ride will set off first at 9.30am and the 50km ride will start at 9.45am.

The 50km route is suitable for the beginner or less experienced cyclist and the 100km route is for the more experienced cyclist. Both rides are completely on-road over hilly terrain. Marshalls will be present at all checkpoints and your arrival time at the finish will be noted and shown on your certificate which will be presented at the finish. Following the successes of recent years the rides will once again take place in early March so it can be used as an early season training ride for more experienced riders and an incentive for newcomers to get on their bikes early on.

It is an ‘open’ event i.e. open to all cyclists whether club members or not. All under 15s must be accompanied by an adult. All under 18s must provide written parental consent at registration (bottom half of entry form).

The route will not be signed but you will be given a route sheet. It is recommended that you study the route map below to acquaint yourself with the route prior to the event. You can also view the route sheet for each ride by clicking on the appropriate links below.

For a fuller more detailed description of the routes click here 100 km Full Route Description WALTER 50 km ROUTE 2014r Proposed

2015 Entry Forms CCharlie Rides entry form 2015. Please complete and bring with you.

So,  print off an entry form for you to complete and bring with you to the start to save time at the registration desk.

Again the finish control will be at Owd Betts pub, Edenfield Road, OL12 7TY. In addition to the pub, there is a tea caravan / burger van across the road from the finish.

Finishers with cars parked in Bury will have to ride back down to Edenfield where turn left to drop into Bury (about 7 miles total).

The minimum entry fee is £3 per rider. Proceeds after costs will be split 50/50 between Bury Hospice and Cancer Research UK so please give generously.

To find out more about Charlie and Walter go to their pages on the CTC website.

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