What is RideFest?

This year, our popular Ridefest cycle challenge can be completed in three different ways.

Workplace challenge

RideFest is our flagship sponsored corporate static bike challenge. The event is for local businesses and their staff to take part in and compete against other businesses in Suffolk. 

The event, which takes place in your workplace, is made up of four races, three of which see staff work together in a bid to cycle as many miles as possible within a 30 minute time frame. The final race will involve just a senior manager or CEO as they take to the saddle to once again cover as mile miles as they can.  In addition to the registration fee of £99, which covers the event costs, we are asking companies to raise a minimum of £350. This equates to eight individual therapy sessions for someone to help them come to terms with the loss of parent, child or family member. However, last year a number of businesses raised over £1,000 so the sky really is the limit!

The event runs over a two week period starting on 12 February 2018 and the top three teams/ businesses that travel the largest distance will join the business that has raised the most amount of money at the grand finals Night on Thursday 1 March 2018, at Trinity Park, to see who will be crowned the RideFest ’18 Champion.

This year’s finals night will also see the return of the mascot race whilst a new CEO title race will close the celebrations.

Entrants must be 18 years of age or over on 12 February 2018.

Any rider under the age of 18 must include the name and authorisation of the parent/guardian who will be accompanying them during the ride. 

Click here to register your businesses.

Current Leaderboard
Company name Distance cycled   
Breheny Civil Engineering - Team A  113.80km 
Howdens  107.10km 
Beagle Property  104.5km 
Breheny Civil Engineering - Team B  103.30km 
Damco  97.90km
Crafted 96.60km 
Wheatley - Team B 95.20km
Morrison Freight  95.00km
Corbel Solutions Ltd  94.00km
TSB  94.00km 
Prettys 93.10km
Ipswich Building Society  90.80km 
Itineris - Team B 89.55km
Itineris - Team A 89.10km
Tradesupply Windows  88.40km
Bounce 86.20km
Wheatley - Team A 86.00km
Gipping Press  78.90km 
St. Elizabeth Hospice 71.97km

Sportive Challenge

Taking place on Sunday 18 March, this 25 mile and 50 mile RideFest sportive cycle challenge around the roads of Suffolk is ideal for those returning to more serious cycling after the winter break.

Entry to the event, which leaves from Copleston High School on Foxhall Road, Ipswich, costs just £18 each for the first 100 places. Tickets will then rise to £25 each if purchased before the event. Places will be available on the day for £28.

Click here to register your place.

Individual challenge

For the first time, this year hospice supporters can complete the RideFest challenge on their own at home, in the gym or out on the road.

The RideFest individual challenge runs throughout February and March. You can join the challenge at any time and complete it on any variety of bike; including a static bike. Whether you are in the gym, at home or on the road your miles will help care for Suffolk families who are living with a terminal illness.

How it works:

1) Choose your cycle distance
2) Register your details using our quick form below
3) Complete your distance and raise sponsorship
4) Send us your distance evidence

If you raise over £25 you will receive our exclusive RideFest 2018 medal and a personalised Ridefest certificate.

Click here to complete the online registration form.

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