Ribble Valley Ride 2019


Clitheroe Clarion


A59 closed

We’re getting news that the A59 may be closed on Sunday 9 June for final works on the new Pendle Road roundabout. THIS WILL NOT AFFECT ANY OF OUR ROUTES but you may have to follow diversions through Clitheroe to get to the start. We don’t envisage any particular problems early on Sunday morning. We will monitor the situation and make sure you have all the information you need in the Riders’ Packs, sent out in the week prior to the event. By the way, if you are thinking of taking part, please could you enter now? It makes our food planning so much easier!

This year’s Ribble Valley Ride will start and finish at HANSON CEMENT, CLITHEROE, where we have been lucky enough to secure excellent premises – good parking, great indoor spaces for signing on, and outdoors plenty of room to enjoy that post-ride food and chat. Big thanks to Gary Young and Marie Cossins at Hanson for helping to make this happen at such short notice.

  Once again our popular event will feature

* Three great routes through the Ribble Valley and Yorkshire Dales
*Choice of 100, 60 and 25 miles to suit all abilities
*Our legendary food stops – universally acclaimed as THE BEST!!
* TEN minutes neutralised free time at each food stop
*Friendly, efficient, no-fuss organisation
*Great start/finish venue at  Clitheroe
*Electronic chip timing
and so much more.

As in previous years we’ll be supporting the Rosemere Cancer Foundation and Dan’s Trust, together with one other deserving charity. Last year you helped us raise almost £10,000 for good causes, with some of our riders raising even more – we must mention Phil Sayle and Derek Walker who organised so many cyclists in support of Steve Burne’s magnificent effort for Ronald McDonald Houses. Sadly, Steve lost his battle against terminal cancer last October, but his appearance at last year’s event was an unforgettable moment.
On-line entries are now OPEN! Please enter early to avoid disappointment.  We regret that this year we’ve had to increase entry fees for the first time in four years – by £2.00 across the board. This is due to unavoidable increases in the cost of organisers’ insurance which we must pass on, because we already run this entire event at minimal cost (despite the quality)! Please note that this is our public liability insurance. We strongly recommend all entrants to obtain cover but this is separate (see our notes later on how you can obtain insurance at minimal cost).
Good luck with your training and we look forward to meeting everyone -whether RVR veterans or first-timers – on 9 June.