In Aid of
The Shakespeare Hospice

Sunday 16th August 2015 9am — Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 0PY

 Thank you to all the cyclists who took part in the 2015 Great Shakespeare Ride. We had 666 cyclists and have raised over £34,000 for The Shakespeare Hospice!

Check out our results pages for your timings and how you did on the Cycle Studio Hill Climb Challenge. You can also see winners of all our challenges and raffle on our News pages.

We look forward to seeing you again in 2016!


We are really excited to tell you about the great new challenges we are introducing this year. If ‘Hill Climbing’ or ‘Team Riding’ appeals to you then read on.

The Great Shakespeare Ride really does offer something for cyclists of all abilities. The challenging ‘100 mile Sportive’ will take you to your limit, while the ‘100 km Challenge’ is a tough undulating route, but definitely achievable. The ‘Friendly 40′ miler, making its second outing this year, is the perfect course for those new to cycling – a beautiful, flatter route along quiet roads with lots of support from start to finish.


NEW for 2015

  •   Cycle Studio Hill Climb Challenge

There is just something about hill climbing that only cyclists understand. We are challenging you to compete with your fellow GSR cyclists and become our first ‘King or Queen of the Hill’. See more.

  •  Taylor Wimpey Team Challenge

If you enjoy cycling with others and the camaraderie that group riding brings, join up with three friends to take on our Team Challenge. See more.

  •  Cycle Studio Grand Raffle

The 2015 Grand Raffle prize is a Cannondale Synapse Road Bike! Simply purchase your ticket when entering your chosen route. See more about the prize.

  •  Johnsons Monthly Prize Draw

To say thank you for signing up for The Great Shakespeare Ride, we are giving everyone the opportunity to win a prize in our monthly prize draw, sponsored by Johnsons Coaches. See more.  

The Great Shakespeare Ride offers

  • Free parking
  • Ride HQ at a beautiful 4 star hotel
  • Up to 6 categorised climbs (distance dependant)
  • Timing chips included
  • Post ride massages
  • Mechanical support at start
  • Cycle shop & mechanics on site
  • Up to 3 feed stations (distance dependant)
  • Medical support
  • Full secure online entry system
  • Medal for all finishers

"I am looking forward to seeing everyone for the 2015 ride – it’s going to be great!"

"Brilliant course and really well organised"
"Best and toughest 100 mile sportive I’ve done"
"Best selection of food at the feed stations ever!"
"Thank you for organising a great event once again"