This year’s St Albans Charity Cycle Ride is on Sunday 14th May, beginning at Oaklands College, Hatfield Road, St Albans. The 10, 20, 30 and 40-mile routes all follow scenic routes around mid-Hertfordshire, with marshals at most junctions, and water available at all checkpoints. Toilets and refreshments are available at some checkpoints. All riders receive a SACCR T-shirt and those completing their course are given a medal.
SACCR 2023 is organised by the two Rotary Clubs of St Albans to raise money for the clubs’ chosen charities, The Ollie Foundation and Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care. If groups prefer to raise money for their own favourite charity, ‘charity teams’ can be entered. The event is not a race, but there is serious competition to see who can raise the most money for charity.
The registration fees are: youths and children £16; adults £28; and seniors over 65 £16.
To celebrate the completion of your ride, you can relax and soak up the friendly atmosphere back at Oaklands College, where coffee, burgers, hot and cold drinks, cakes and ice creams will be available.
The first St Albans Charity Cycle Ride was organised in 1994 and grew quickly in popularity. Over 1100 cyclists take part. Many children who took part in the early rides, cycling alongside their parents, now take part with their own children.
Full details, including maps, GPS downloads, registration and sponsorship forms are at www.saccr.co.uk