Bike Chester 2024 | Sunday 4th August

We are once again returning to Chester Rugby Club and there will be a choice of routes provisionally 30, 51 and 87 miles long, taking in historic Chester and the Cheshire countryside. 

As an entrant to Bike Chester, you will benefit from:

  • A choice of 3 fully marked routes with a back up route map and GPS files
  • Feed stations on the long and medium routes
  • On-course first aid and mechanical support
  • A medal and a meal at the end of your ride
  • Free event parking

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"The thing I enjoyed the most was the friendliness of the staff at the start, feed stations and finish. I entered on my own so this made all the difference to my experience"

Bike Chester Rider - 2023

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Bike Chester 2024 Routes

The 2024 route is a figure of eight with the midpoint at Wrenbury. All riders leave the rugby club heading east towards Delamere before turning south through the Cheshire countryside. The short route turns back around Beeston Crag, and the medium and long routes continue via Eaton and Bunbury to Wrenbury. From here, the long route continues south into Shropshire, through Stoke on Tern and Hodnet before heading turning back for home, via Whitchurch, back through Wrenbury once again, before picking up the medium route and returning to the rugby club

Short: 30 miles /  +1347ft            
Medium
: 51 miles /  +2232ft       
Long
: 87 miles /  +3560ft

*Please note details are provisional and subject to change after further reconnaissance and risk assessments.

    How fast do I have to ride?

    For rider safety we do have a cut-off time of 4pm, but this provides ample time and should allow many types of rider to enjoy Bike Chester.

    At the start, riders set off in pods of about 20 after a briefing. There will be a female only pod for each of the ride distances for anyone who would prefer this.

    What facilities are available?

    There are toilet facilities at the start/finish and at the feed stations. Period products will be available in all female toilets and from female members of Iconic Cycling Events Staff/volunteers.

    There are changing facilities at the start and finish and a bag drop at the start.

    Please get in touch if there are any other facilities or assistance that you would find useful and would aid your participation and enjoyment of Bike Chester

    How do I get there?

    By Car: Parking is available for free at Chester Rugby Club

    By Train: Chester Rugby Club is 2.2 miles and a c.13 minute cycle from Chester Station

    What kit do I need?

    • A roadworthy bike
    • A helmet

    There is mechanical support on the rides, but we recommend that everyone is self- sufficient and carries:

    • Tyre levers
    • Mini-pump
    • Spare inner tubes
    • Multi-tool
    • Puncture repair kit

    The feed stop will be stocked with a range of sweet and savoury high energy food products, as well as water, but we also recommend carrying:

    • Full water bottle(s)
    • Snacks

    What clothing do I need?

    You can cycle in anything you feel comfortable in, but we recommend:

    • A waterproof jacket
    • A pair of padded cycling shorts. This will make the riding much more comfortable. You can wear baggy shorts, leggings or trousers over the top if you don’t want to just wear lycra.

    Pregnancy Deferral Policy

    If you become pregnant after entering Bike Chester and no longer wish to participate in this year’s event, please get in touch. We can either defer your place or offer you a refund.

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