Dare you go the extra mile?

Sue Ryder has announced a new cycling event sponsored by All Terain Cycles. Most rides have set distances and success is judged by time. In this ride however it is the distance that riders choose that will be the critical factor in their challenge.

The format

In this midsummer night’s ride cyclists follow one of two routes, going as far as they can before turning around and heading back to the start point for as close to midnight as possible.

Tested by pro cyclist Tom Moses

Professional cyclist Tom Mosses has tried out the 4 hour ride. Tom made it to Kidstones above Buckden and placed his cable tie.  He then set off back and made it back to the start with 1 minute 28 seconds to spare, a result of 79.53 miles.

In memory of Frank O’Dwyer

Frank O’Dwyer was a great family man and lifelong keen cyclist. In the build up to Le Grand Depart in 2014 his passion and knowledge about the sport led him to be known as Keighley’s ‘Mr Tour de France’.  Frank was also a keen supporter of Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice and it was his inspiration that helped the hospice raise £30,000 from Le Grand Depart to help fund its vital care.

Unfortunately, Frank was diagnosed with cancer in late 2014 and passed away whilst being cared for at Manorlands.

As a way to pay tribute to Frank and his passion for cycling and Manorlands, with the permission of his family, this new ride is in his memory.


More details can be viewed on our Events Section here.