Tour de Catterline

Tour de Catterline 2015

Sep 5 2015 - 9:30am
Sep 5 2015 - 2:30pm
Tour de Catterline 2015

 

 
Tour de Catterline 2015 35 Mile Route
35 Mile Route
 
Tour de Catterline 2015 50 Mile Route
50 Mile Route

This not for profit event organised by locals, retains the usual format of having 3 suggested routes and distances.  It is a fun event for riders of all abilities, so whether you want a social ride, to encourage the kids out of the house, or just want to beat your neighbour – there’s something for everyone.

You have a choice of routes: 10, 35 or 50 miles.  This year we have extended the original route to make sure the distances reflect reality.  Maps will be available soon and on the day. We do not have signage on the route so please make sure you have a map with you.

Riders should arrive ahead of their start time at Catterline School.  Sign in is required prior to departure and when you get back so that we can confirm everyone is back safely.

The aim is to have everyone finish between 13.00 and no later than 13.30.  The finish line is at Catterline Harbour where hot soup and refreshments will be provided (& brazier!).

Start times will be every half hour from 9.30 and your choice of time will depend on the distance you are riding and the speed of your group.  Slowest groups should leave first and fastest last.  Typically groups leave at 10.30 or 11.30 for the 35 mile route and 9.30 onwards for the 50 mile route.  People entering the family ride may wish to leave 2 hours or so. Refreshment and a free go on the tree swing will be available at East Mains of Barras, ½ way round the 10 mile family route.  Please make sure children are accompanied by an adult.

For riders who are keen on competing with their neighbours, you are welcome to add miles to the route providing you return no later than 13.30.  For this particular type of rider there will be prizes for distance and speed (you know who you are!).

Entry is £10 for adults, free for children under 16.   All money raised will go to Kincardine and Deeside Befriending, a charity which aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness in older people. 

Award ceremony at 14.00 with prizes donated by Bike Remedy, Stonehaven

 

 
 
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Tour de Catterline 2014

Sep 13 2014 - 9:30am
Sep 13 2014 - 2:30pm

 This is the 15th anniversary of The Catterline Bike Ride, a not-for profit, non-competitive event organised by the villagers which aims to raise money each year for a charity.

This year, entry fees and donations will be given to the RNLI.

  • Choice of routes: 35 or 50 miles plus a family-friendly option.
  • Refreshments and a free go on the tree swing will be available at East Mains of Barras, ½  way round 10 mile route.
  • Advanced Entry Required: £10 Adults, Children under 16 Free.
  • Grand Départ: Catterline School.
  • 12 noon for the family friendly 10 miles.
  • 10:30 or 11.30am for the 35 mile route, 9:30, 10.30 or 11.30am for the 50 mile route.
  • Finish: The Creel Inn @ 2.30pm for the prize giving donated by Bike Remedy, Stonehaven (prizes are randomly assigned and have little to do with biking prowess)
For entries, further information or to offer your services as part of the support crew, please contact:

Mo Howard Tel: 01569 750906 or referably by email

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Tour de Catterline 2013

Sep 14 2013 - 9:30am
Tour de Catterline
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Catterline Cyclists Raise over £1,000 for Marie Curie

Catterline Cyclists Set OffA big thank you to everyone who rode,  donated or helped to organise the Tour De Catterline.  Thanks to the sunny weather we had a few more people sign up on the day than expected with a total of 84 cyclists riding between 10 and 50 (ish) miles!

 Fortunately everyone made it back to the Creel Inn safely.  Chris Rodger was a deserving winner of the coveted yellow jersey for having celebrated his 50th birthday by combining the 50 mile bike ride with 50 lengths of a swimming pool and 5 miles of running!  Dave Evans won the best dressed cyclist prize with ease!

A big thank you to our three main sponsors - the Creel Inn for generously giving everyone who wanted a bowl of soup, Bike Remedy of Stonehaven for providing prizes, and Scotmid Coop who gave us a grant to pay for snacks and drinks.   Their support of the race allowed every pound donated to go directly to this year's charity which was Marie Curie Cancer Care.  We raised £1040, which is an amazing result - thanks again to everyone who helped make this possible!

A final thanks goes to John Vaughan for providing emergency support on the day (fortunately not called upon), and Julia and James for helping people sign in and out.

Hope you can all make it back again next year!

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Tour de Catterline

Sep 29 2012 - 9:30am
Tour de Catterline
 
The Tour de Catterline is planned for Saturday the 29th.  The bike ride is, a not-for profit, non-competitive event organised by the villagers, which aims to raise money each year for a charity.  This year all entry fees and donations will be given to Marie Curie Cancer Care.
You have a choice of routes: 35 or 50 miles or a 10 mile family-friendly option.  Maps showing the route are attached and will be available at the start of the ride.  We do not have signage up on the route and we also don’t have a huge number of riders so if you don’t know the route it will be worth having a map in case you get separated from the group you are riding with.
There will be some drinks and snacks available at the start of the ride thanks to ScotMid Cooperative in Inverbervie.  Riders should arrive ahead of their start time at Catterline Primary School.   Sign in is required prior to departure and when you get back from the ride so we can confirm that everyone is safely back (we will take your mobile phone numbers and next of kin details at registration).  Riders should aim to be self supported, however, if anyone has a mechanical or similar and needs a lift home or assistance they can call John on 07958 387079 who has offered to provide support if needed.
The aim of the ride is for everyone to finish around the same time ~2:30pm at the Creel Inn.  This of course depends on the distance you are riding and the speed of your group.  The slowest groups leave first and the fastest last.  We typically have people leaving at 10:30 or 11.30am for the 35 mile route and 9:30, 10.30 or 11.30am for the 50 mile route.  We think the family friendly ride should leave at 12 noon - but if you are a particularly rapid family you may want to leave later.   For the family friendly route we ask that there is an adult riding with every child.
When everyone returns we will have a short prize giving (prizes are randomly assigned and have little to do with biking prowess, prizes donated by Bike Remedy of Stonehaven) and will then go into the Creel who have kindly offered to provide some soup for riders.
Advanced entry is preferred to avoid work on the day.  If you have not done so already please send a cheque for £10 made out to "Marie Curie Cancer Care" and mail or drop a cheque round to Kryenbye, Catterline, AB39 2UN (kids are free).  For further information or if you have other questions please contact me on tel. 01569 750893 or by e-mail.
The weather forecast is looking good for Saturday so hopefully it will be a good day out!

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