Hospice Flagg Challenge cyclists can enter online

Riders before the start of the 2013 DT Ashgate Hospice Flagg Challenge.
Riders before the start of the 2013 DT Ashgate Hospice Flagg Challenge.

Budding cycle fundraisers gearing up for the JE James and DT Flagg Cycle Challenge for Ashgate Hospice can now enter online.

The 2014 event which offers a 55miler, a 25miler and a 10miler helps raise thousands of pounds for Chesterfield-based hospice, on Ashgate Road, at Old Brampton.

It starts at Ashgate Hospice from 9am, on Sunday, July 27, and returns after completing a route around the beautiful Peak District countryside.

All participants will be treated to the specially planned and marshalled route with fantastic landmarks and views and riders can choose to take on a 55, 25 or 10 mile challenge.

The popular 55 mile route will take riders from Old Brampton into the beautiful Peak District where they will experience great views from the top of Flagg, Birchover, Rowsley and the Chatsworth Estate to name but a few.

The 25 mile route will go from the hospice via Cutthorpe, down to Baslow, up to Curbar and back down to Ashford-in-the-Water, before returning through Pilsley to Baslow and back along the previous route. It then goes to the hospice via Old Brampton.

The 10 mile route goes from the hospice via Cutthorpe and out towards Baslow before returning via Brampton.

Once registered, riders will receive sponsor forms, a map and route plan and a secured entry. There are limited spaces for the third annual Flagg Challenge so people are advised to get registered as soon as possible.

However, riders are also welcome to turn up and enter on the day, snapping up any remaining slots with signing-on for all from 8am.

Following the event there will be a free goody bag, soup-and-a-roll.

Co-sponsors JE James, of Brimington Road North, Chesterfield, are also selling raffle tickets for a Specialised racing bike.

Entrants receive sponsor forms and a map. Entry costs £20 and people can register via www.ashgatehospicevents.co.uk/bike/bike.htm or to get details they can contact events@ashgatehospice.nhs.uk, Emily Evans on 01246 568801, or Derbyshire Times’ Jon Cooper at jon.cooper@derbyshiretimes.co.uk and on 01246 504524.

Budding volunteer marshals are also urged to call Emily and Jon.