After the huge success of the debut 2017 Back on the Beat Cycle Sportive, we are delighted to announce the date for 2018…
It will be Sunday 20th May 2018, so make sure it is in your diary.
The Back on the Beat Cycle Sportive 2018 will again offer two routes; a 50km intermediate route and a more challenging 99.9km route. Both routes start and finish at The Harrogate Police Treatment Centre, St Andrews.
However, the event isn’t just about raising heart rates – the 2017 event raised a staggering £13,407.61 and we need your help to beat that target in 2018.
"It was a great challenging ride, the weather was brilliant, and it's been a great day."
There are two ways to get involved:
Be a Fundraising Hero!
Pay £15 entry to the Sportive for either route and then raise a minimum of £100 for the Police Treatment Centres.
Pay Your Own Way
Pay £25 for the 99.9km or £20 for the 50km routes with no commitment to fundraise, although any money raised would be greatly appreciated.
Your amazing efforts really will help us to make sure that the Police Treatment Centres can continue providing vital treatment and support to help officers return to better health and get back to work sooner.
Start Fundraising today by downloading our Fundraising Pack and following the link below to set up your own page.
Why not make a weekend of it?
For 2018, we will be opening a limited number of rooms for participants to stay over the weekend - Friday and Saturday nights.
Bookings will be open to all participants and represent great value for money with a double en suite room costing £100 for bed and breakfast and £80 for a single en suite room per weekend (Friday and Saturday night). All revenue generated from the bed and breakfast weekends goes straight back into the Charity enabling us to upgrade existing facilities and services.
Once you have sign up, just use the code 'BOTB18' in the Allergy and additional information box.
Need to hire a bike for the day?
Vern Overton Cycling have kindly offered hire of their high quality, carbon fibre bikes for a discounted rate of £30.00! If you do not have a bike, but would like to take part in the Sportive, please contact Vern directly and quote the PTC Back on the Beat Cycle Sportive to receive your discount.
Vern will also be on hand during the day to support with any mechanical failures you may experience.
To book the hire of a bike please contact Vern Overton at; https://www.voc.bike/
Feedback from 2017..
"It was a great challenging ride, the weather was brilliant, and it's been a great day." (Cleveland's Chief Constable, Iain Spittal)
Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, supported the event on the day by talking to cyclists before the ride began and participating in the 50km route himself. The PTC was delighted to welcome Sir Gary to the PTC and for his attendance in their first ever sportive.
"This is a fantastic charity that we are supporting and a great facility for the men and women of the police force that do such a great job." (Sir Gary Verity)
A big thank you to everyone that took park today, all our fantastic volunteers who helped it all run smoothly, and especially Pete Oram at England Police Rugby Union & RTB Sportives for their hard work in the lead up & today to make it all possible!
"It has exceeded expectations! We are very grateful for everyone's participation to make it the success it has been today." (PTC's CEO, Patrick Cairns)
Congratulations to Toni Leach who won the Grand Prize in our raffle on the day - a BMW Cruise Bike kindly donated by BMW Group UK Forces Sales. Toni said, "I was absolutely stunned and delighted when I found out I had won! The day itself was amazing - the support and organisation was brilliant. We'll definitely be back next year!"
Check out photos from Select Images Photography on the day on our facebook page.