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12th
Jun

Johnsons Monthly Prize Draw – June

Congratulations to Great Shakespeare Rider Jason Wills for winning May’s prize of SiS goodies. Everyone who enters the event during June will automatically go into the next draw, with the chance to win an Altura Lightweight Windproof Gilet. Click here to enter the Great Shakespeare Ride now.

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12th
Jun

Why Take Part?

The ‘Shakespeare 300’ told us why they are taking on a cycling challenge in aid of The Shakespeare Hospice. “In May last year, our friend and neighbour, Steve Rowan, died following diagnosis of a brain tumour. Steve was just 39 years old and left a loving wife and young family. At Steve’s funeral, a small […]

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12th
Jun

Team BOB

‘Ladies of a certain age getting into lycra for charity’ Caroline, a volunteer at The Shakespeare Hospice, tells us about her experience of joining the cycling world as a beginner when she signed up for a 100 km charity bike ride last year.   “On New Year’s Eve, under the influence of a few too […]

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12th
Jun

Beginners Cycling

Event Fundraiser Lily, a beginner cyclist herself, has taken on the challenge of cycling London to Paris later this year and shared her story with us: “Just before Christmas, during a meeting about The Great Shakespeare Ride, I had a lightbulb moment and decided to sign up for our London to Paris cycle challenge. I […]

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11th
Jun

Friendly 40 Miler

Last year Sam Pagett was 3rd across the line in the Friendly 40. This route is great for more experience riders looking for a leisurely ride with a distance not to be sniffed at, or perfect for those new to cycling, offering them all the support they need. Sam told us about his experience of […]

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11th
Jun

Team Challenge – Race to Base

Cooper Solutions had a fantastic experience raising funds for The Shakespeare Hospice in their own cycling team challenge ‘Race to Base’ last year.   “It’s 5am on a chilly June morning in St Davids, far west Wales. The cool sea breeze mixed with anxiousness and deep heat fills the air as a team of not […]

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20th
May

Hill Climbing Tips

SURVIVING THOSE DARN HILLS! Unless you are taking part in ‘Flat Out in the Fens’, you can almost guarantee that most modern sportives are nothing short of a hill fest, so love it or loathe it there is no avoiding the dreaded hill climb. I would like to say that here at the Great Shakespeare […]

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20th
May

Johnsons Monthly Prize Draw – May

Congratulations to Great Shakespeare Rider Paul Jenno for winning April’s prize of Altura MTB 360 Attack Gloves. Everyone who enters the event during May will automatically go into the next draw, with the chance to win SiS goodies including REGO Rapid Recovery Sports Drink, GO energy Sports Drink and a mixed pack of Isotonic gels. […]

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20th
May

How does your entry help?

The Great Shakespeare Ride is in aid of The Shakespeare Hospice. Beena has been a patient at the Hospice and told us how it has helped her. “When the Breast Care Nurses at Warwick Hospital first suggested I come to the Hospice, I didn’t want to – the name Hospice put me off. I wasn’t […]

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19th
May

100 KM Challenge

Maxine Horseman told us about her 100 km ride: “To describe my Great Shakespeare Ride 100 km experience is easy: Fabulous Buzzing Fun Exciting Challenging Memorable Rewarding and that was just the Tour de France style start! To participate in the Great Shakespeare Ride 100 km is a little more demanding! After the buzz of […]

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