Have fun, keep fit and raise money for disadvantaged children in Yorkshire. Join our Big Spoon Bike Ride on Sunday June 9th 2024, supporting Wooden Spoon Charity.
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Our three routes all start in Masham and take you through glorious North Yorkshire countryside. We have a hilly 87 mile route, and flatter (but not flat!) 24/55 mile routes.
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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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Sunday June 9th 2024 – The Black Sheep Big Spoon Bike Ride in aid of Wooden Spoon charity

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!

We have designed our three 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 24 and 55 mile routes are still a challenge, but are designed with plenty of places for tea stops!  These routes 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, these are the routes 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.

It’s worth watching the brilliant video of our ride.  And you can see photos of our previous rides on Facebook (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