When is the Event in 2017?

Our 2017 event will be held on Sunday 10th September 2017, starting and finishing at Roose Conservative Club.

Our aim is for you to ENJOY this event, to have a great day out, to soak up the delights of the Furness area. At the same time through the Rotary Club of Furness, you will be helping to raise money to support St. Mary’s Hospice, Rotary charities or a charity of your choice.

Who Can Enter?

As long as you are over 10 years of age, of average fitness and with a bike in roadworthy condition, you can enter the 13, 25 and 50 mile routes.
Anyone under 16 yrs must be accompanied by an adult. Children should be 5 years and over for the Family Fun Ride. Why not form a team with friends or work colleagues and make a day of it?

How do I Enter?

Our prefered method is to enter by registering on line. Alternately, paper entry forms will be available from early May at many outlets in the Furness area, including TOPMARK (see below) or a PDF version can be downloaded here.

This year we are using a Cumbrian Company for our ONLINE Entries, they have lots of experience handling events such as our giving us additional facilities, not only can you enter on line, but edit your entry if you wish to do so and also check on if your friends have entered or just to see who has entered (on line). Our usual ride counter (see home page) will give you the complete picture of online + paper entrants.

Or, you can enter the old fashioned way.

To enter simply complete the form and send it, together with your registration fee.
We will then send you an official pack containing route details, a sponsorship form and rider information.
Your start time, will be sent to you nearer the event date.

All entries must be received by: the last Saturday in August.
The address for paper entries is: c/o TOPMARK, 108 Greengate Street, Barrow in Furness, LA14 1BG

How Much does Entry Cost?

Age 16 and under:  Free
Age 17- 64:  £15
Age 65 and over:  £5

Please remember that this is an event to raise money for charity and a minimum of £20 per form would be appreciated.  The entry fee after the 30th of August will be £25.

What are the Charity Donation Options?

Option 1
80% to St. Mary’s Hospice 20% to Rotary Charities

Option 2
(At the discretion of R.C.of F.)
80% to the charity of your choice
20% to Rotary Charities

Option 3
100% to Rotary Charities

Option 4
80% to Call the Midwife Fund 20% to Rotary Charities

Are there Prizes?
All entrants who complete the route will be awarded a certificate.

The team which raises the most money will be awarded the Bill Bartlett Memorial Trophy.
To be eligible for the Bill Bartlett trophy, your cheque, to the value of the money raised, made payable to “Rotary Club of Furness”, must be received by: c/o TOPMARK, 108 Greengate Street, Barrow in Furness, LA14 1BG.

Money must be received no later than the 8th of October. Alternatively you can bring your money to the event. Please bring your sponsorship form to the event for certification.

Where does it start and finish?
The ride will commence… (and end) at the forecourt of Roose Conservatives Working Men’s Club, which lies close to the roundabout at the junction of Roose Road, Holbeck Road and Rampside Road (the A5087).  Address for Satnav is 16 North Row, LA13 0HE. Full directions can be found HERE.

 
Start Times : 50 mile 07:00 to 09:00
                    23 mile 08:00 to 10:00
                    13 mile 08:30 to 10:00
                     5  mile from 10:00  

Are there Refreshments?

Refreshments points are dotted throughout the four routes. Also refreshments will be available free of charge to all riders upon their return.

What Rules must be observed?
Whilst we hope that everyone will have fun on the day, your safety and that of other road users is paramount. We ask you to observe a few rules:

  • Don’t ride more than two abreast. Keep your distance from the bike in front and don’t attempt any dangerous stunts or overtaking.
  • Make sure you look behind before moving out and be sure to signal your intentions to stop or turn to other cyclists & drivers.
  • If you spot an accident, ensure that a Marshal is informed as quickly as possible. They will be stationed along the route and there will be additional cars on patrol. Make sure that someone stays with any injured person. If the accident is serious, call an ambulance.
  • Please make sure your bicycle is in good working order before you set out. If you break down, get off the highway & get a message to a Marshal or patrol car.

All riders must wear a helmet at all times during the ride.

 The Tour de Furness will take you through some of the most attractive areas of South Lakeland. Please help to keep them that way.