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Big bad bike ride offer

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Call 01904 325751.

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Big bad bike ride offer

Get your bike serviced at the BBBR special rate!
Ring ANDY on 01904 626664.




View BBBR 2014 in a larger map Thanks to Ali Jardine for the maps

The route is circular and ideal for road bikes (It would be difficult but not impossible on a Mountain Bike). It starts and ends at the York Sports Village next to York University.
Address: York Sport Village
Lakeside Way
YO10 5FG

Telephone: 01904 325751

Registration on the day will start from 8 am. You will be given rider ID.

We will start the ride at 9am prompt. Riders must be ready and registered by that time. We will start people off in groups. All riders must be started and on the road by 9.30am.

The ride is 100k challenge.

There will be several Bum Stops around the route where you can pick up water, chocolate (a sandwich at the middle stop) and psychological counselling.

We will mark up the route and you will not need a map, a fully functioning brain will do. Unfortunately people have forgotten to bring their brain in the past, so make sure you pack it.

There will be no times or placing and consequently no need to speed, as safety is our prime concern.

The very nature of this ride is to help others, so please do not take any unnecessary risks.

The ride will be well marked and if you get a puncture or have difficulties, it is always best to walk forward as International Rescue will eventually scoop you up. If you get lost... we suggest you light a fire, make a bivouac and pray (this is where you might want to think about your religion).

Mobiles only work at certain points on the route, so those of you with gizmos that do everything for you... are completely stuffed.

If we feel that anyone is taking too long and is creating a risk for others or tying up all our resources, we will either ask you to retire and get on our pick up truck or we will shoot you and inform your relations of your suicide.

Seriously, you need to take on a responsibility of riding safely and not endangering others...

Always try to stay with other riders or keep within sight of them.


Only £45 per person. This is our administration and organizational cost. Any surplus goes directly to the charity.

This includes:

  • Entry to the ride
  • A sexy T Shirt to show off to your friends
  • A medal
  • A sense of purpose


To take part in the Big Bad Bike Ride 2014, you must be committed to raising a minimum of £100 in sponsorship money. (Our average rider usually raises in excess of £250.) While we will obviously have a fantastic ride and come back with wonderfully toned muscles, extremely interesting new friends (and a sore bum); it's important to keep in mind that this isn't just about us having a good time and making your body look beautiful. It's about raising money for ATAXIA UK, and we don't take passengers.

We take motivated, committed people.If you can't commit to the sponsorship then please do not enter the ride.

We take people who understand how much Friedreich's ataxia can affect people's lives, and want to try to make a difference. Read about the Ataxia UK Charity here.

If this describes you, then please sign up now.