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Blossom Bikeaway Postponed

Due to the forecast weather conditions, and after checking the course today (Friday), we’ve made the sad decision to postpone the Blossom Trail Bikeaway🚴‍♀️

Reasons for Postponement:

  • High Winds: Gusts have been forecast to reach speeds that could make cycling unsafe.
  • Flooding: Some sections of the route are currently submerged.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Safety is our top priority! 🌧️💨

Stay tuned for the new date. You’ll be able to transfer your entry to the new date, or request a full refund. Please bear with us while we make the arrangements. 

Let’s pedal together when the weather clears up! 🌞

The Blossom Trail Bikeaway Team

Events

Blossom Trail Bikeaway – Rider Info

Thank you for entering this year’s event celebrating the Blossom Trail. We hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are!

Start/ Finish Location

The start and finish are at:

Rise + Grind

Hill Furze Rd
Bishampton
Pershore
Worcestershire
WR10 2LZ

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If you are driving then please follow the signs to the car parking area and follow the marshals’ instructions. Car parking is free.

Do not follow the yellow metal AA Blossom Trail signs. These are for the driving/coach route.

Schedule

  • 08:00 Registration opens & cafe starts serving drinks and breakfast
  • 09:00 First riders set off
  • 10:30 Registration closes and last riders depart
  • 16:00 HQ closes

Registration

Please come and sign in at the registration desk from 8am where you will receive your number to be attached to the front of your bike and a voucher for the cafe. You can use your voucher before or after the ride. We will also be taking entries on the day with cash or card payments via your smart phone.

Under 18s

We need a signed parental consent form from the parents/guardians of all riders under 18. There will be copies of these available at registration, but any under 18s riding without a parent can print the attached form and bring it with them on the day. Anyone under 16 must ride with a responsible adult.

Facilities

Food and drink will be available to buy from the Rise+Grind cafe and all entrants will receive a voucher when they collect their number.

Toilets are available at the end of the cafe building and this year we will also have access to additional toilets on the other side of the drive – follow the signs.

Evesham Adventure Playground will be on hand with their Dr Bike service to make any last minute adjustments to your bikes. They will also have a few of their refurbished bikes available for sale.

Out on the Ride

The routes are all signed with pink arrows until you reach a split point where the different routes head in different directions. Follow the coloured arrow for the distance you have chosen as follows:

Purple – 52 miles

Green – 31 miles

Yellow – 12 miles

Once you have passed the split point you will continue to follow the pink arrows.

There are also GPX files available if you are using a GPS device for navigating. These can be downloaded here:

52 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45415360

31 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41390043

12 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41390031

Do not follow the yellow metal AA Blossom Trail signs. These are for the driving/coach route.

There will be a chance to fill up water bottles and grab a snack at Radford which riders pass through at 8.5 miles for the 12 mile route, at 21 miles for the 31 mile route, and at 21 & 42 miles for the 52 mile route. On the 52 mile route you need to do a very short out and back to reach the feed station the second time. Look for the “Feed Station” signs before the turn to Abberton.

If you have an incident during the ride then please call us and qualified first aiders will be on hand if needed. Contact phone numbers will be on the back of your rider number.

Please also let us know if you choose to abandon the ride and not return to the finish.

Finish

When you get back to the finish you’ll be rewarded with a medal and a voucher for a free 1 hour session at the Evesham Velo Park. There will also be more food and drink available to replenish your energy levels!

Charity Contributions

Proceeds from the event will support the local branch of St John Ambulance as well as cycling in the area through Cycle Evesham Vale.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday morning.

Regards

The Blossom Bikeaway Team

Events, News

Virtual Cyclefest Extended Until the End of October!

Today should be the last day to ride your Evesham Virtual Cyclefest route BUT due to popular demand we’ve decided to keep it going until the end of October!
Early Autumn is a fantastic season to be out on your bike with crisp mornings, beautiful leaves and (with luck) some sunny blue skies so we wouldn’t want you to miss out.
You’ve now got a whole extra month to ride one or more of our Cyclefest routes and claim your medal. Entry and route details can be found here:
Keep on pedalling!
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Evesham Virtual Cyclefest 2020

We are pleased to announce the launch of the very first Evesham Virtual Cyclefest!
Between now and the end of September you can ride one or more of our beautiful Cyclefest routes, with options from 18 to 103 miles, and in return you’ll receive an Evesham Virtual Cyclefest 2020 Medal.

Find out more about how it works and how to enter by visiting the Evesham Virtual Cyclefest page

All proceeds will help support Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and Evesham & District Mental Health Support Services.
It’s a great incentive to get out on your bike while supporting two very worthwhile local charities.

Happy pedalling!

 

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Cyclefest 2020 supporting…..?

We need your help to choose our charity for this years Cyclefest, head over to our Facebook page to cast your vote!

Vote for your chosen charity by midnight on 31st December and we will announce the winner in the New Year.

For more information on each of the nominated charities see links to their websites below:

Midlands Air Ambulance

Evesham Cardiac Rehab

Evesham Adventure Playground

Evesham & District Mental Health Support Services

 

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Date announced for Cyclefest 2020

Put it in your diary now! Cyclefest 2020 is on Sunday 19th July

Now in its 7th year, Evesham CycleFest gets better every year, but our aim remains the same – getting more bums on bikes!

We have route options to suit all riders which showcase the best cycling the Vale of Evesham has to offer.

  • 3 sportive routes – from £20
  • 18 mile leisure ride – from £5
  • Children’s ride – £2 (entry on the day only)

ENTRIES OPENING SOON!

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Easy Riders – Sun 6th Oct @ 11am

Hoping for good weather, we will start from the main car park of Evesham College, off Davies Road, and head out towards Elmley Castle.

We will stop for refreshments at the Queen Elizabeth before heading back. The return route may change depending upon the weather but we will hopefully take the Saltway.  Depending on the return route, this ride will be approx 13 miles.

Please dress appropriately for the weather (don’t forget your waterproofs), layer up in case its cold but remember you will still need a drink for on the bike.

You can sign up via Let’s Ride or Facebook.

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Cyclefest King and Queen of the Hill – in Honour of Wayne Evans

Those of you who have ridden on a social ride with us in the last year would have more than likely met Wayne Evans.

Sadly, Wayne passed away recently and as a group we will certainly miss his ever present smile and encouragement to make it up that last hill that always seems to appear at the end of every ride.

With the blessings of his family, we are honoured to remember him by naming our Evesham Cyclefest 2019 King and Queen of the Hill Trophies after him.

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Easy Riders out to Charlton – Sun 1st Sept @ 10am

After the wind a couple of weeks ago forced a route change, we’ll have another attempt – fingers crossed for better weather than last time! Starting from the Crown Meadow car park, we will head out past the football club and take the cycle path adjacent to the A46 before turning off towards Hinton. We’ll head down Haeslor Lane before heading into Charlton, we’ll head back via a different route using the bridleway that joins onto Red Lane and returning to Evesham via Hampton.

Mainly quiet local roads, cycle path adjacent to the A46 and some bridleways.

We will stop at Hampton Farm shop for coffee (and cake!) – please note this is quite late in the ride.

It is advisable to wear a helmet at all times when riding a bike. Please dress appropriately for the weather, wear sunscreen and bring a drink/snacks.

You can sign up via Let’s Ride or Facebook