The Great Shakespeare Ride 2012

We are delighted to be providing our expert race timing services for this event now in its 3rd year and our 3rd time of working with them.

Race Details Below:

The GREAT SHAKESPEARE RIDE is challenging sportive cycling event over a demanding course taking in some of the Cotswolds' and South Warwickshire's most beautiful villages, challenging climbs and rolling terrain.

2012 will be the event's third year and we hope to build up on the experience gained during the first two events to make this year even better!


The Great Shakespeare Ride offers something for all abilities. A 100 mile ‘Sportive’ on a challenging route incorporating 6 major climbs. A 100km ‘Challenge Ride’ incorporating 3 major climbs and a 25 mile ‘Leisure Ride’ for those who are new to the great world of the bike or simply want to enjoy a lovely day out in the sunshine with friends. Our aim is to make ‘The Great Shakespeare Ride’ the most successful cycling event in the Midlands and we really hope you will join us again this year and take those entries over the magic ‘1000’ number.

The event is organised by The Shakespeare Hospice and all profits go this great local charity.  We want the event to raise as much money as possible to help fund The Hospice’s care for those affected by serious illness. We encourage as many riders as possible to seek sponsorship however, we cannot expect all riders to do so and rest assured, whether you simply pay the entry fee or raise several hundred pounds, all riders will be treated to the same hospitality, freebies, refreshments and great features of The Great Shakespeare Ride.

However, if you would like to raise money through The Great Shakespeare Ride in support of the Hospice’s work, please contact the Hospice’s fundraising team on 01789 266852 who would be delighted to help you. Alternatively you can simply make a personal donation or set up a fundraising page using the ‘Virgin Money Giving’ links on our home page. Sponsor forms are also available to download.

Happy cycling and we can't wait to see you on 12th August 2012!

Amanda Morby and Carole Lomas
Head Honchos!!