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New Bike4Bart event to run in Dorset this September

by Amy Harvey 30 Aug 2018 16:31 BST 2 September 2018
Sir Ben Ainslie prepares for the Bike4Bart Charity Sportive © Andrew Simpson Foundation

Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy OBE and Philippa York, one of Britain's most successful cyclists of all time, are among those riding in Bike4Bart in Dorset on Sunday 2nd September!

We are delighted to announce that in just under a week, Philippa York will be joining British Cycling Performance Director Stephen Park OBE, Sir Ben Ainslie and Iain Percy OBE and participating in Bike4Bart! Philippa York is a Scottish journalist, a former professional road racing cyclist and one of Britain's most successful cyclists of all time!

As the Andrew Simpson Foundation's inaugural event, the Bike4Bart Charity Sportive will take place on Sunday 2nd September 2018 and start from the iconic Olympic venue of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, Portland.

Riders have a choice of tackling three different routes ranging from 26-95 miles with varied terrain and breath-taking panoramas of the Dorset coast and with wider family activities on offer, it's an event for all ages and abilities!

All proceeds from the entry fee go back into the Andrew Simpson Foundation to enable the Charity to continue to increase participation and improve lives through their five Key Charitable Activities: Bart's Bash, Research, Community Sailing Programmes, Volunteer Training and Grants.

Event Timings:

  • 07:30 – 09:20- Registration Opens
  • 08:00 - Photo Opportunity with Sir Ben, Iain Percy, ASF Team and young riders
  • 08:00 - 08:45- Epic Rider Start Time
  • 08:30 - 09:15- Standard Rider Start Time – Sir Ben Ainslie and Iain Percy OBE Start
  • 09:00 - 09:30- Short Rider Start Time
  • 09:30 – 16:30 – Family Fun Day Activities
  • Last Finish Time: 16:30
  • Post-Race (Time TBC) Q&A Sessions with Ben, Iain and Philippa York hosted by PKF Francis Clark
  • Last Finish Time and end of family fun day event: 16:30

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