9th October 2013
We have confirmed the new date for the Jennings Rivers Ride will be on Sunday 25th May 2014. The event was postponed in September due to extremely poor weather conditions. It is hoped that the spring date will ensure a much dryer and enjoyable experience for riders.
All previous entries have been automatically transferred to the new date. There is still room to accommodate 400 more riders and online entries have now been reopened via www.cumbriafoundation.org/riversride. There are four routes to choose from, ranging between ten and seventy five miles and aimed at people of all abilities. All registration and start times remain the same.
The event begins and ends in Keswick’s Fitz Park where is also a Family Fun Day taking place throughout the day between 10am and 4pm. There will be a whole host of activities and entertainment including a raffle with some exciting prizes on offer. Purchased raffle tickets which have the September date on will still be valid for use in May.
Andy Beeforth, Chief Executive of the Foundation said: “We did not take the decision lightly to postpone the event in September due to high winds and heavy rain. We knew that some people would be disappointed but rider safety is paramount. I would like to thank all riders for their positive feedback and we look forward to seeing everyone in May.”
The event raises vital funds for CCF and the bike rides reveal some of the UK’s finest scenery and cycling terrain from across the Lake District and out to the Irish Sea. They follow some of the affected river courses and cross a number of bridges that were damaged or destroyed by the floods.
For more information on the event visit www.cumbriafoundation.org/riversride or contact Nicola Howells on 01900 825760.