After a successful first edition in 2016, Bike Chester is to return in 2017.
The organisers are delighted to confirm that the event will take place on Sunday, June 11 and will continue to be supported by Redrow Homes and a number of other businesses.
Entries for the event are now open, with an early bird discount for riders who sign up before December 31.
The one-day cycling event features a choice of challenging 25, 50 or 80 mile routes, all new for 2017, and the expansive grounds of The King’s School will host an event village with a welcoming, laid-back atmosphere.
For 2016’s event, 400 riders were joined by New Zealand All Blacks star Dan Braid, and BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin.
The 80-mile riders took on a challenging route including the 1,200-foot climb up the Horseshoe Pass, while the 50 and 25 mile riders were treated to quiet roads, great scenery and well-stocked food stops.
Event organiser Richard Best said: “After a fantastic first year in 2016, we’re really excited to bring Bike Chester back for another year.
“We’ve had great feedback from our riders on the route, the organisation, and especially the feed stations. Last year Redrow Homes even brought their hot air balloon to the event and gave some lucky riders a tethered flight.”
As well as riding for fun and fitness, entrants will be able to support a range of good causes, with 2016’s event raising funds for local cancer charity Hospice of the Good Shepherd.
Entries for the event are available now from http://www.bikechester.co.uk/ .