Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park along with Ride 63 Community Cycling Club is again hosting ‘Pedal the Park’ a challenging 100km road cycling sportive around the stunning scenery of Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and North Ayrshire. The event is again supporting CLIC Sargent by donating a third of all entry fees to help children with cancer in the local area.
The sportive is a non-competitive road cycling event where individuals can challenge themselves and join the camaraderie of other cyclists sharing the experience. Now in its third year and following a 100% increase in participant numbers from year 1-2, organisers are hoping year 3 will reach around 300 cyclists. This would mean a charity donation of £1500, beating last year’s £1210 donation.
Leaving from Castle Semple Visitor Centre in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, the route is expected to roughly follow the Regional Park’s 108 square mile boundary and features 2 challenging climbs, one out of Greenock up the Shielhill Glen Road and the other is up over the Dalry Moor Road.
Online entry for Pedal the Park is through British Cycling and costs just £15. You can also download and complete an entry form from the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park website – www.clydemuirshiel.co.uk/downloads. You must complete this and pay at Castle Semple Visitor Centre in advance of the event. There are over 160 riders signed up so far with over 2 months to go.
Entry also includes a cycling goody bag with medal and food station supplies. The food station will again be at Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park’s Greenock Cut Visitor Centre and will have some mechanical support as well as all important toilet breaks!