Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Great Shakespeare Ride?

Sunday 13th August 2017, 9am.

How do I enter?

We will be accepting entries from early 2017 via the website. Online registration will close midnight on Wednesday 9th August 2017.  We will also accept entries on the day of the ride at Walton Hall Hotel and during the previous afternoon of Saturday 12th August, however there will be a small surcharge of £5.00 to cover our extra admin costs.

How much does entry cost?

  • Entry for the 100 Mile route is £29
  • Entry for the 100 KM route is £27
  • Entry for the 40 Miler is £25

The entry fee includes refreshments at the start and at each food station along the route. You also receive a medal at the finish.

There will be a food court with a range of food and drink options to buy.

Where does it start and at what time?

Ride Headquarters is at:
Walton Hall Hotel & Spa, Walton, Warwick, CV35 9HU.

The ride for all routes starts at 9am from the Hotel.

Do I have to register before the event?

Yes. Registration will be open from 7am – 8.45am on Sunday 13th August at Walton Hall Hotel & Spa. You will also be able to register from 2pm – 6pm on Saturday 12th August.

On the day entries will be available throughout these times for an additional £5 admin fee.

What distances are there and is there an age limit?

The 100 Mile route is open to cyclists over 16 years old on the day of the event.

The 100 KM route is open to cyclists over 14 years old on the day of the event.

The 40 Miler  is open to cyclists over 14 years old on the day of the event.

Please note all those taking part who are under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Where can I park?

There is parking at Ride Headquarters the Walton Hall Hotel & Spa.

Parking will be open from 6.30am on the morning of the ride, and will be clearly signposted from the road in both directions. It will also be marshalled on your arrival to ensure everything is clear and parking is as easy as possible.

Do I have to get sponsorship?

We cannot expect all riders to obtain sponsorship and please rest assured all entrants will receive the same hospitality and fantastic features of The Great Shakespeare Ride.

However, the ride is in aid of The Shakespeare Hospice and we ask you to consider raising sponsorship to help fund the care and support given to patients and families affected by life limiting illness. Please see our sponsorship page for more details or contact the Hospice Fundraising Team on 01789 266852 or fundraising@theshakespearehospice.org.uk.

How can I receive the latest news and information?

Contact us to sign up to our mailing list and receive regular updates about the event including when entries open and route information.

If you have any other questions please contact the Great Shakespeare Ride Team on 01789 266852 or gsr@theshakespearehospice.org.uk