In Aid of
The Shakespeare Hospice

Sunday 14th August 2016 9am — Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 0PY

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

Entries for our 2016 Ride are now open – sign up now to join us on Sunday 14th August 2016!


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.


What’s going on in 2016?

  •  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 ‘King or Queen of the Hill’. See more.

  •  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.

  •  Grand Raffle

We will soon be announcing the prize for our 2016 Grand Raffle… watch this space!

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 2016 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"