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Bike Bath – 2020 Medal Rides

13 July – 7 September 2020

Event information

  • 13 July, 2020 - 7 September, 2020
    12:00 am - 12:00 am

Bike Bath 2020 Medal Ride series 

Rider instructions – https://www.bikebath.co.uk/

Due to restrictions around Covid-19 and our wish to continue to protect the health of our riders and supporters, this event will replace the 9th Bike Bath sportive, originally scheduled for the 5th of July 2020.  A big thank you to all riders who have donated their original Bike Bath entry to our supported charity, Dorothy House and to those who have rolled over their entry to 2021.

The Medal Ride Series will run throughout the summer and entrants are again invited to make a donation to our supported charity Dorothy House! OR companies , teams, charities and clubs may choose to ride for a charity of your choice.

We can guarantee a real sense of achievement and, should you choose one, a fantastic medal to reward your endeavours.

The Iconic team has selected a range of routes from across the region which you can sign up to complete through the link below.  Navigate your chosen route via the Iconic Events app, a GPX / TCX file or a downloadable pdf.  You can start and finish your ride wherever you choose.

Cost of entry

  • £3 per person – Entry cost plus small booking fee (18p).
  • £3.50 medal cost (optional) including p&p .

We have amended some routes from previous years and have colour-coded them to help your selection:

  • Black– very challenging elevation and distance (4500+ feet)
  • Red– challenging elevation and distance (3000-4500 feet ascent)
  • Orange– moderate challenge and elevation
  • Green– easy terrain

Rider Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How to register and select a route
  2. What you need to know about a Medal Ride
  3. Navigating your route
  4. What to take on your ride
  5. Checking your bicycle
  6. Locations for food, drink and comfort breaks
  7. Historic locations
  8. What if you have a problem
  9. Roadwork check website
  1. How to register 
  • Select a route or routes to complete. You can view all 17 options from across the years of Bike Bath below.
  • If you would like the medal from the year associated with that particular ride then add this to your purchase. This includes postage and packaging.
  • If you would like to make a donation to the nominated charity you can add this to your purchase at the same time.If you would like to purchase a cycling jersey, you can then choose to add this to your purchase. Our partners at Scimitar will post your cycling top to you.
  • Make your payment, and your medal/s will be posted to you within 28 days of registration!
  • Once you complete your ride you may want to send us a picture and we will add this to the Bike Bath 2020 Medal Ride gallery.

On Registration riders will receive a confirmation e-mail of their booking.

  1. What you need to know about a Medal Ride.

The Medal Ride route on the website includes a highlighted route, details of distances, ascents and descents and an information icon “i” (brown) which features

  • Points to note: busy junctions, road surfaces, significant descents and narrow lanes. The map also has
  • Suggestions where food and drink can be purchased and comfort breaks taken.

Remember – Riders can select to start and finish anywhere on the route.

  1. Navigating on your selected route

You have 3 options

  1. Download the .GPX or .TCX file from the map by going to view full versionand pressing the orange Export/send to device button on the left of the screen.
  2. Download the Iconic Events App(available free from your App source), scroll down to find your event, click on the routes selected and a blue dot will represent your position in relation to the route you have selected. Use the blue dot to ensure you stay on the route.
  3. Print a map by going to view full versionand pressing the More button on the top left of the screen and then Print Map. You may be asked to create a FREE account. This is a simple process and gives you access to some additional tools.
  4. What to take with you on your ride

All riders must have the following: helmet, water bottle, tyre pump, puncture repair kit and tyre levers,

We recommend you carry: waterproof top, sunglasses, snacks for full ride, 2 x inner tubes,  set of allen keys, adjustable spanner, chain link remover.

  1. Before riding check

Wheels are firmly in place, spin to check running free and true, brake pads are not worn out, test your brakes, handlebars are not loose, oil the chain, seat is at correct height, mudguards and water bottle cage are not loose or rattling.

  1. Route map detail including distances, food and drink locations

    The Medal Ride route map found on this website includes a highlighted route, details of distances, ascents and descents and an information icon “i”(brown) which features

  • Points to note: busy junctions, road surfaces, significant descents and narrow lanes.
  • Suggestions where food and drink can be purchased and comfort breaks taken.

Remember – Riders can select to start and finish anywhere on the route.

  1. Historic locations

A number of our routes pass through the edges of historic towns and villages such as Devizes, Tetbury, Wells, Castle Combe, Lacock, Sherston, Mells, Stroud and Frome – we’d encourage you to make a small detour and visit them.

  1. What if I have a problem

The Medal Rides are unsupported and riders will be expected to be self sufficient.

The Iconic Cycling Office phone is manned from 10am-4pm during workdays only 07528055110

  1. Roadworks

We encourage you to look at one.network which highlights current roadworks across the UK but will be amending routes if we hear of long term road closures or poor quality road surfaces.

 

This year’s event is supported by “Bath Recreation” 

Bath Recreation is a charity that provides opportunities for the general public to engage in sport and recreation.  Bath Recreation manage the Recreation Ground, Glasshouse and Broadmoor Orchard and support a number of community recreation activities and key events including Bike Bath, the Bath Carnival, the Bath Half Marathon, Bath Festivals and the Rotary Club Fireworks.  Additionally, Bath Recreation has developed a sports project with local Primary Schools that gives over 3,000 children the experience of activity on the Recreation Ground.”  Bath Recreation operates independently of Bath and NE Somerset Council and Bath Rugby Club.

We are also grateful to HPH property who continue to support Bike Bath and have done so since our launch in 2012 – a huge thank you.