Have fun, keep fit and raise money for disadvantaged children in Yorkshire. Join our Big Spoon Bike Ride on Sunday June 7th 2020, supporting Wooden Spoon Charity.
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Our two routes both start in Masham and take you through glorious North Yorkshire countryside. We have a hilly 87 mile route, and a flatter (but not flat!) 55 mile route.
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We'd love you to join us, whether you're new to cycling or an experienced rider. It's easy, quick and secure to enter. The entry fee is £45. For insurance reasons, the minimum ride age is 16.
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There is no minimum sponsorship, but we hope that your friends, family and colleagues will dig deep to raise money for disadvantaged children in Yorkshire.
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Welcome to the Black Sheep Big Spoon Bike Ride in aid of Wooden Spoon charity


It will not surprise you to learn that the Black Sheep Big Spoon Bike Ride has had to be cancelled for this year, 2020. 

We plan to be back bigger and better in 2021!  

To those who had already signed up for 2020 – thank you!  You will have received an email via British Cycling outlining your options in relation to your entry fee.

In the meantime, please stay healthy….and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.

A special welcome to all newcomers – and a warm welcome back to our “old faithfuls”.

If you have joined us before, you will know that our emphasis is on having fun and a grand day out in the fresh air.  Our charity bike ride is renowned for its fab feedstations (Bettys fat rascals, Wensleydale cheese, homemade fruitcake soaked in brandy……) and, of course, a delicious (free!) pint of Black Sheep ale and a hot meal at the end of the ride.

Come and join us and you will be made very welcome whether you are on your own or riding with a group of friends – and whether you are a regular rider, or a bit rusty!  And if you want to look the part, our friends at Force GB have helped us create some magnificent cycling tops – highly visible on the road!  Take a look here and click on “Club Shops”.  £10 donated to Wooden Spoon for every top purchased.

We have designed our two routes so there is something for everyone.

Our 87 mile route will keep regular cyclists happy!  The route starts from Masham and heads out through Swaledale and back via Wensleydale.  There are glorious views along the way…..as well as plenty of hills.  This will be a challenging day out.

Our 55 mile route is still a challenge, but it is designed with plenty of places for tea stops!  The route also starts from Masham, and you will get the same glorious views…. but fewer hills!  If you haven’t been on your bike for a while, and you need a worthwhile target to train towards, this is the route for you.

We can’t guarantee the weather, but we can guarantee you fresh air, a friendly welcome and a fine route.  All in aid of charity.

If you were on our 2019 charity bike ride (or even if you weren’t!) you can read about the ride and some of the great feedback from the day in our 2019 report.  It’s also worth watching the brilliant video.  You can see photos of our 2019 bike ride on Facebook and Instagram (click on the social media links at the top of this page).

Come and join us – we’ll look forward to seeing you.

Wooden Spoon

British Cycling