After the huge success of the debut 2017 Back on the Beat Cycle Sportive, we are delighted to announce the date for 2018…
Sunday 20th May 2018
The Back on the Beat Cycle Sportive 2018 will again offer two routes; a 50km intermediate route and a more challenging 99.9km route. Both routes start and finish at The Harrogate Police Treatment Centre, St Andrews.
However, the event isn’t just about raising heart rates – the 2017 event raised a staggering £13,407.61 and we need your help to beat that target in 2018.
On the day Jaguar Timing will be offering timing chips to all riders so your personal results will be waiting for you when you cross the finish line! www.jaguartiming.co.uk
"It was a great challenging ride, the weather was brilliant, and it's been a great day."
Online Entries are now closed.
On the day Registration is available, On the Day Entrance Fees
are as follows
99.9km = £30
50km = £25
What you need to know about the day
Please download and read through the Rider Manual prior to the event.
Download it by clicking here.
Registration will open at 7am at St Andrew’s, Harlow Moor Road for all riders. Please do not arrive too early as we need time to get organised to give you the best experience.
The wearing of a cycle helmet is compulsory for the ride insurance. NO HELMET, NO RIDE.
There will be NO PARKING at St Andrews on the day unless you are a B&B guest. There are more details about alternative parking in the manual.
We hope you have a fantastic day at the event.
If you have any concerns or questions do not hesitate to ask one of us or any of the volunteers who are giving their own time to staff this event.
Need to hire a bike for the day?
Vern Overton Cycling have kindly offered hire of their high quality, carbon fibre bikes for a discounted rate of £30.00! If you do not have a bike, but would like to take part in the Sportive, please contact Vern directly and quote the PTC Back on the Beat Cycle Sportive to receive your discount.
Vern will also be on hand during the day to support with any mechanical failures you may experience.
To book the hire of a bike please contact Vern Overton at; https://www.voc.bike/
Your amazing efforts really will help us to make sure that the Police Treatment Centres can continue providing vital treatment and support to help officers return to better health and get back to work sooner.
Start Fundraising today by downloading our Fundraising Pack and following the link below to set up your own page.
Feedback from 2017..
"It was a great challenging ride, the weather was brilliant, and it's been a great day." (Cleveland's Chief Constable, Iain Spittal)
Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, supported the event on the day by talking to cyclists before the ride began and participating in the 50km route himself. The PTC was delighted to welcome Sir Gary to the PTC and for his attendance in their first ever sportive.
"This is a fantastic charity that we are supporting and a great facility for the men and women of the police force that do such a great job." (Sir Gary Verity)
A big thank you to everyone that took park today, all our fantastic volunteers who helped it all run smoothly, and especially Pete Oram at England Police Rugby Union & RTB Sportives for their hard work in the lead up & today to make it all possible!
"It has exceeded expectations! We are very grateful for everyone's participation to make it the success it has been today." (PTC's CEO, Patrick Cairns)
Check out photos from Select Images Photography on the day on our facebook page.