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300 mile cycle ride from Warrington to Magic Weekend

Health & Wellbeing • 1 min read • May 25, 2023 5:49:10 PM • Written by: Helen Hall

We love these facts and figures from our Chair of Trustees, Peter Astley MBE, about the challenges he and our riders will experience over 300 miles in three days, riding from Warrington to Newcastle via all the Super League Clubs and arriving for Magic Weekend. 

1. The total ride is 311 miles, or coincidentally just 200 meters over 500km.

2. Incidentally they will hit the 500km mark just as they pass ‘Wire Hill’ (for those who haven’t heard of it before, the Wire fans gather on a small patch of ground in the shadow of St James Park just as we turn in to the stadium) an added reason for celebration as they pass the travelling fans this year.

3. Over the 4 days they will climb 11,512 ft and the highest point of the ride is reached on Day 1 (1283ft) at Standedge where they cross into Yorkshire and cross the Pennine Way.

Day 1 is the hilliest day 5436ft climbing.

Day 2 the flattest 2507ft.

Day 3 moderately hilly 3566ft.

4. They reach the half way point just before lunch on Day 2 just as they pass under the Humber Bridge.

5. The 1/4 way mark is just before we reach the delights of Heckmondwike (Day 1) and the 3/4 mark near Thirsk (Day 3).

With the ride starting in Cheshire, they then ride through Merseyside, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, East Riding, North Yorkshire, Durham and finally Tyneside. If you'd like to support the riders in the 300 mile quest, you can donate here and in doing so, you help us to keep #changinglivesthroughsport

Thank you.

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Helen Hall