The nation’s favourite charity ride is back and with a twist for 2020!
This September take on Rourke Cycles Cat & Fiddle Virtual Challenge, completing your 55-mile cycle on the road or an exercise bike, in a day or a month – it’s your challenge so your rules! Whatever your route, age, ability or where you are in the world, it’s easy to join us on this cycle challenge, and what a great way to look after your physical and mental wellbeing too whilst supporting people with disabilities who are most at risk from the effects of this global pandemic.
Leaving Rourke Cycles in Stoke-on-Trent, this 55-mile circular route leads you through Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and the beautiful Peak District National Park, including the infamous 7-mile Cat and Fiddle climb which will leave you breathless not only from the cycling, but from the stunning scenery around you.
You can download the fully-signed route to your GPS and we’ll also provide a route map, cue sheet, general safety and race day information along with training plans to support you on your challenge.
Everyone will receive a big welcome from Livability and Rourke Cycles not only as you rock up to the start, but at the finish where you can feast on the now legendary home-baked goodies and a cuppa!
This isn’t a race, it’s a fun run on two wheels, so whether it takes you 2 hours or all day to finish, every competent cyclist is warmly invited to join us!
Rourke’s Cat & Fiddle 55-mile Cycle Challenge that’s been expertly organised since 2002 by Brian & Jason Rourke and Ian Deaville of Rourke Cycles. The ride has become a much-loved annual event for cyclists, who have had the chance to ride with legends such as Sean Kelly, Guy Martin and Jason Kenny. You never know who you may get to ride alongside or chat to post-ride!
Livability are thrilled to be the official charity partner again this year, receiving all event proceeds.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are currently liaising with Rourke Cycles, considering postponement or cancellation of the 2020 event unless we can assure everyone’s personal safety.
Please register your interest and we’ll let you know when entries open or of a new date.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) has hit disabled people especially hard. Livability is on the frontline, providing nursing, care and support for those who need it most during this crisis. We’ve opened our services to the NHS to be part of the solution. By taking part in this event you will help us to keep vulnerable and disabled people alive – thank you!