The Bike Bath event is returning this month, giving cyclists the chance to get back on their bikes and explore the Somerset and Wiltshire countryside.
Registration for the popular sportive on Sunday 22nd August is open, with numbers capped at 1,000.
All entrants will receive a medal and food from local suppliers at the feed stations on the medium and long routes.
Following their ride, participants will be able to relax at the event village at Bath Recreation Ground, where there will be post-ride food and drink available, including a coffee van.
There are three different route options with 25, 50 and 70 mile signposted routes to cater for all ages and abilities.
Jacko Jackson, Event Director for Bike Bath said: “The idea behind Bike Bath has always been to provide something for everyone.
“The short route in particular is designed with families, new cyclists, and new cycle-commuters looking to spend an enjoyable day trying out cycling for leisure in mind.
“For regular cyclists or those looking for something more adventurous, we have designed longer routes of around 50 and 70 miles to take in some of the more challenging lanes across the Somerset and Wiltshire countryside.
“This year we are looking to promote initiatives around active travel, particularly as many people return to work after Covid restrictions lift.”
Local cycling club VC Walcot continues to lend its support to the Bike Bath team, with many members volunteering on the day and organising training rides to prepare new cyclists for the event.
For 2021, Dorothy House is Bike Bath’s supported charity with riders able to donate at sign-up, but all charities are invited to take part and use the event as a fundraiser.
As well as the event’s usual home at the Bath Recreation Ground, this year there are new additional start and finish options at Frome RFC and Devizes Sports Club.
Event Director Jacko added: “We provide a package for corporate teams and charities looking to offer sponsored places to employees and supporters. Last year, our riders supported 18 separate charities both individually and through charity-organised entry.
“We’d encourage any businesses and charities looking to support their employees and sponsored riders to get fit or raise money to get in touch.”
Interested riders can find out more information about the event and register on www.bikebath.co.uk.