An Update from BV Dairy sponsored North Dorset Cycle Ride 16th May 2021

Following a period of uncertainty, Shaftesbury Rotary Club are delighted to announce that their charitable fundraiser, the North Dorset Cycle Ride, has received the green light to go ahead as planned on Sunday 16th May, 2021.

This popular ride, that takes in the amazing natural beauty of the towns and villages around the Blackmore Vale, is Shaftesbury Rotary’s biggest fundraising event of the year. With many charities suffering financial hardship, due to COVID-19, this event will be even more important than ever. The Rotary committee have set themselves an ambitious fundraising target of £20k that will go to Prostate Cancer UK, as well as to other local charities.

Jim Highnam, Managing Director of BV Dairy, comments; “We are proud that our local family business is supporting the North Dorset Cycle Ride. We have some keen cyclists at BV Dairy, including myself, that will be taking part and many employees will be volunteering as marshals too. The stunning route, that takes riders to the South and West of Shaftesbury, will actually pass many of the local dairies that we buy milk from, so it’s a perfect fit for us.”

The entry numbers will be capped this year to allow for staggered start times and social distancing. However all the usual event day charm will be there; including the iconic Gold Hill “finish” line that will involve cycling (or attempting to!) ride up the famous Hovis hill.

There are three routes to choose from all starting on Castle Hill and finishing on Gold Hill. The easiest is a family friendly 12 mile route, the second a tougher 25 mile route and lastly a 50 mile ride for the more serious biker!

Registration is now open online for a modest £25 per adult for the 25 mile and 50 mile rides, and £20 per adult for the 12 mile ride, unfortunately due to COVID restrictions entries will not be accepted on the day. Young people aged 10-16 years are half price, and children under 10 years are welcome join in for free.

Riders can sign-up by going to the website or can contact Martin on 07341 866941

We hope our readers will come together and support this fantastic event!


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