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Thank you

The organisers gratefully acknowledge the support and sponsorship provided by Boxes and Packaging for the timing service, Tesco and Cyclist magazine for the goodie bags, Flourish Enterprises for the catering and Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust for the loan of the van and other resources in kind. A special thank you to all the volunteers who gave up their time to help in preparation for the event and on the day, and finally, to all the riders for taking part and raising money for this worthwhile cause.

All riders can see their timings and results here

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About Us

Doncaster Cycle FestivalOpened in 1992, St John’s Hospice was built and equipped from funds raised by Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust. The ongoing responsibility and costs are met by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust. The Hospice is based in Weston Road, Balby, Doncaster.

 The hospice has an inpatient unit and a lively day care facility. It is surrounded by landscaped gardens and the aim is to create a homely, relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.

 The hospice offers comfort, peace of mind and spiritual wellbeing for people with a life-limiting illness.

 Staff provide holistic palliative care, which encompasses the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients. The hospice recognises that dying is a normal part of living and support patients, families and carers to live each day to the full. For more information, please visit http://www.rdash.nhs.uk/8709/st-johns-hospice-and-information-centre/

 

The Event

The Doncaster St John’s Hospice Appeal Sportive is one of the events that make up the Get Doncaster Cycling programme of events for 2014, which also includes the Doncaster Festival of Cycling and Tickhill Velo Grand Prix, to coincide with Le Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire. For more information on the Doncaster Festival of Cycling, go to http://www.doncastercyclefest.com/ or for the Tickhill Velo Grand Prix, visit www.tickhillgp.com. You can also download the get Doncaster Cycling pdf here.

Sportive Tips

The Doncaster St John’s Hospice Appeal Sportive is a new event for the sportive calendar, aimed at keen cyclists and leisure cyclists looking for a challenge. The event is offered by an experienced sportive provider whose previous events have been featured in national cycling journals and commended on their quality. All takings will go towards the St John’s Hospice Appeal and help fund the redevelopment of the hospice facilities in Doncaster.

The event will be fully supported with electronic timing, refreshment stops, mobile assistance, sports therapy massage (for an additional small donation to the appeal), finish line refreshments, photographer and a goodie bag. The on-line entry fee is £26 for both distances, with all proceeds going directly to the Hospice Appeal.  A limited number of ‘pay on the day’ entries will be available for both routes, for an entry fee of £30 cash. Entrants are encouraged to enter on-line to aid event planning and to avoid disappointment on arrival, should all these limited entries already be taken. The event will start and finish from Woodfield Park, Tickhill Road, Doncaster, DN4 8QN.

Sponsorship forms and a donation website are available for those riders who want to raise additional sponsorship. The Hospice appeal is aiming to raise £0.5m towards the hospice redevelopment costs of £1.8m and our target for this event is to exceed £10,000. If you would like to sponsor riders or make a donation, please visit our JustGiving page at: www.justgiving.com/stjohns-sportive or click the donate button below.

To enter the event, please click on the enter button below, this will direct you to the British Cycling website. Once on the page, click the 'Entry Fees and Rides' tab and select which length ride you wish to take part in. Follow the on-screen instructions to pay for your entry and gain a place in the event.

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The Routes

The event offers two routes of 65 miles (105 km) and 100 miles (160 km), both starting at Woodfield Park, Tickhill Road, Doncaster. Both routes take riders through the cycling heartland of the rolling South Yorkshire countryside around Doncaster, predominantly on minor roads.

Map A Map B
Route A - 65 Miles

The 65 mile/105 km route starts from Woodfield Park on the southern outskirts of Doncaster and heads straight onto country roads, taking in the attractive villages of Tickhill and Bawtry. Riders head north from Bawtry and turn right to pass through the hamlet of Misson before rejoining the A614 to Hatfield Woodhouse. The route follows quieter roads from here, taking in Hatfield, Stainforth, Braithwaite and Thorpe in Balne before crossing the A19. Country lanes again take riders through Sutton and Campsall before rejoining the longer route and crossing the A1. The route continues to follow rolling country lanes after crossing the A638, and heads south through Hooton Pagnell, Barnbrough, High Melton and Cadeby before dropping to cross the River Don and taking a sharp couple of hairpins to pull up to Warmsworth. The final leg takes riders through Braithwell and Wadworth to the finish line back at Woodfield Park.

For more information and GPS data, please visit
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=olwneikrvbqbpflc

Route B - 100 Miles

The 100 mile/160 km route starts from Woodfield Park on the outskirts of Doncaster and heads south to Tickhill before taking in Harworth (the home of Tom Simpson and site of a replica of the Mont Ventoux memorial and a small museum), and then crossing the A614 to head for Ranskill. Riders follow country roads through Mattersey and Clayworth and cross the A631 at Gringley on the Hill. A fast descent leads to a right turn towards West Stockwith, where the route joins the riverside road, alongside the River Trent. For the next 25 miles riders follow the river on a flat, fast and scenic road that bears left as the Trent joins the Ouse. A short stretch on the A1041 takes riders through Goole and Snaith before taking to the country lanes again through Pollington and Womersley. The route continues to follow rolling country lanes after crossing the A1 and A638, and heads south through Hooton Pagnell, Barnbrough, High Melton and Cadeby before dropping to cross the River Don and taking a sharp couple of hairpins to pull up to Warmsworth. The final leg takes riders through Braithwell and Wadworth to the finish line back at Woodfield Park.

For more information and GPS data, please visit
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=uqshnzhtfirqibfi

Contact

Email - ian.jerams@rdash.nhs.uk
Phone - 01302 794094 (day time)
Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have
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Event Organisation
Melanie Hewitt
Ian Jerams
Niall Finn
Carl Jarvis
Lynn Hall

Website Creation
Gary Turner