Divas on Wheels

Sunday 11 August 2019

Divas on Wheels will return on Sunday 11 August 2019.

Enjoy the picturesque Kent countryside, great fun and a supportive atmosphere of Kent’s only women’s cycle ride – Divas on Wheels. Get the girls together for a great day out and help us be there for the next family who needs us.

Setting out from The Independent Pedaler in Bridge near Canterbury, you can choose to ride either a 25-mile or 50-mile route through green, rolling countryside on quiet roads.

This year Pilgrims Hospices is backing British Cycling’s Breeze Network campaign to close the gender cycling gap and get one million more women on bikes by 2020! We want to help, inspire and encourage women to choose cycling! We are backing the #OneInAMillion campaign to highlight the safe and accessible options available to women to start cycling, so why not get started with Divas on Wheels!

You can also join local Breeze Network rides near where you live at www.letsride.co.uk/breeze

If you’re new to cycling have no fear, dozens of our special Bike Heroes will join you, leading small groups or offering roadside repairs to anyone who needs it. Dr Bikes will be available at the start line and at the rest stop 2 for 50 mile cyclists.

Together, we can make a difference. Enjoy a great atmosphere, support along the route and plenty of pampering afterwards as you take part in the county’s only ladies bike ride for charity.


Event information

Click here to view the Divas on Wheels event information sheet

You must be at least 11 years of age to participate in Divas on Wheels and riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

  • Early Bird entry (closed 23/6/19)
  • Standard entry (closes 04/08/19): £25
  • On the day: £35

This year’s routes

Ride it your way by choosing between our two ride distances and routes:

  • 25 miles (Sign in 09:45-10:15) – View map
    A scenic, circular route through the charming villages and green woodland of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • 50 miles (Sign in 08:30-09:30) – View map
    An extended, circular route through forest to the beautiful Elham Valley before passing through green, rolling countryside and picturesque villages to the Stodmarsh nature reserve.

All riders must have completed the ride and checked back in by 5pm.

All routes start and finish at The Independent Pedaler, Highland Court Farm, Bridge, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 5HW.

Show your support with the official Pilgrims Hospices cycle jersey and neck scarf

We’re excited to bring you the official Pilgrims Hospices cycle jersey and neck scarf. Show your support out on the road with these stylish, quality garments, packed with great features such as a zipped valuables pocket, full length zip and silicone waist gripper. We also have Pilgrims neck scarfs, ideal for keeping you warm on cold or windy days, and providing shade from the sun on hot days. Grab yours today and help us be there for thousands of people coping with incurable illness in east Kent.

Cycle Jersey: £35, Neck Scarf: £5

Sizes available: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Jersey sizing guide

Order yours today by contacting 01227 812609 (weekdays 9am-5pm) or anytime at robert.grew@pilgrimshospices.org, or buy yours at Divas on Wheels on 11th August!

Introducing the Pilgrims Hospices Event App

We’re proud to introduce the brand new Pilgrims Hospices Event App, available for iOS and Android devices). It’s free to download from the App Store and Google Play and is the perfect companion to enhance your Pilgrims event experience. Keep your training on track by recording your training activities and liking and commenting on your teammates. Receive up to date event information, view detailed route maps so you can see if you go off route, and link your JustGiving page to see how your fundraising is going, all in one place.

Breeze Confidence rides

Our popular series of Breeze confidence rides will begin on Saturday 13th July to get you cycling fit and to build up your confidence ahead of the main Divas on Wheels ride. Our training rides are led by experienced volunteer cyclists from the Breeze Network.

Saturday 13th July – 19 miles. Start time 09:30 (arrive 15 minutes before). A circular route via Preston, starting from the Independent Pedaler, Bridge, CT4 5HW. Sign up link

Saturday 20th July – 22 miles. Start time 09:30 (arrive 15 minutes before). A circular route via Lyminge, starting from the Independent Pedaler, Bridge, CT4 5HW. Sign up link

Resources

Sponsors

Divas on Wheels couldn’t raise the fantastic amount it does for Pilgrims Hospices without the kind sponsorship of our headline sponsor E-flow Cycles and The Independent Pedaler.

Address information

Venue:
The Independent Pedaler
Highland Court Farm

City: Bridge, near Canterbury

Postcode: CT4 5HW


Contact information

Email: lydia.todd@pilgrimshospices.org

Contact name: Lydia Todd