Ride for charity or ride for fun
The KM Charity Team’s Big Bike Ride is back and it’s even BIGGER with an additional 100 mile West Kent Ride added.
The Big East Kent Bike Ride will take place on Sunday 11th October 2020.
And the Big West Kent Bike Ride will take place on Sunday 18th April 2021.
Online registration for both events is mandatory as there will be no on-day registrations due to necessary social distancing measures to keep the riders, volunteers, and staff safe.
The Big East Kent Bike Ride is our annual event and offers two routes: 100K and 50K both starting and finishing at Betteshanger Country Park, A258, Deal, Kent, CT14 0BF.
The Big West Kent Bike Ride is not for the faint-hearted – 100 miles starting and finishing at Cyclo Park Gravesend and taking in the beauty of the West Kent countryside. *New distances will be released soon*
To ensure safety, social distancing and adherence to government guidelines things will be a little different for both events. Upon registration you will receive detailed information about these safety measures, but here are some of the things you need to know:
- Riders will be allocated a strict time slot at registration – this must be adhered to avoid crowds and the safety of staff and riders.
- Come prepared to set off – once you have collected your chip timing, route map, and number etcetera you MUST begin immediately – there will be no facilities available.
- There will be refreshment stops en route.
- Once you complete the ride you will be asked to collect your medal and leave – once again in an attempt to avoid any crowds.
Riders have the choice of taking part in the popular physical cycling challenge just for fun or to raise money for their favourite good cause through sponsorship.
There will be mid-ride refreshments, electronic chip timing and each participant will have a sportive photograph taken during the event.
Nominated charities will receive 70% of sponsorship raised by their supporters. The remainder will go to the KM Charity Team to cover costs for the event and to fund its child literacy and road safety and environmental work with schools.
Please note due to insurance purposes this ride is not open to anyone under the age of 12. Riders aged 12-17 must have a parental consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian and must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
There are strict limits on rider numbers so book your place early to avoid disappointment.
Click HERE to book your place.
Big East Kent Bike 50k Ride –
Big East Kent Bike 100k Ride –
Big West Kent Bike Ride –
KM Big Bike Ride is staged as a fundraising event to support the educational services delivered by the KM Charity Team. Booking charges and corporate sponsorship, together with our share of sponsorship raised by participants, are put towards the educational work of the KM Charity Team in the county’s schools.