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									Summer Solstice Bike Ride
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Wooden Spoon are teaming up with some of the top
Premiership and lower league Rugby Clubs to
celebrate the Summer Solstice in style with a multi-
route bike ride to the ‘Henge’. The Summer Solstice
Bike Ride is a one-day cycle ride to Barbury Castle,
the site of an Iron Age hill fort on the northern edge
of the Marlborough Downs.

                                      To take part,
                                      must pledge to
                                      raise a minimum of £300 in support of Wooden
                                      Spoon’s work with mentally, socially and physically
                                      disadvantaged youngsters, but can choose how
                                      tough their own challenge will be by selecting their
                                      start point from the grounds of one of the many
                                      rugby clubs taking part. London Irish - Madjeski
                                      Stadium (45 miles), Bath (50 miles), Bristol (50
                                      miles), Cardiff (98 miles), Gloucester (45 miles),
                                      Worcester (70 miles) and Harlequins (101 miles)
                                      have all signed up to support the event by providing
                                      their grounds as start points, entering players and
                                      staff members in the event, and promoting the
                                      event to their fan base.

The terrain of the routes will vary between start
points but most include a combination of minor
roads, tow paths, tracks and Sustrans routes, so
mountain bikes or road bikes with cyclo cross
tyres are recommended. There will be a
staggered start from each start point and pit
stops en route with marshals and support riders.
Routes and start times will be designed to
ensure that all challengers will arrive at the fin-
ish site by 10.00pm when darkness falls. Chal-
lengers will be required to carry a minimum
amount of kit including front and rear lights and cycle repair kits and all must wear a hel-
There will be a celebration barbecue, bar and entertainment in a tented village at the
Barbury Castle finish site with a special solstice breakfast served at sunrise. Overnight
camping facilities will be available on-site, with additional accommodation available
nearby for those not willing to rough-it! Return transportation to the start points will be
available for those who require it and their bikes on Sunday morning.

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