Take on an amazing new route, including the infamous 7-mile long Cat & Fiddle climb, for the return of the legendary Cat & Fiddle Challenge ride.
Starting in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent from Port Vale Football Club, just up the road from Rourke Cycles, you’ll be taken through stunning lanes, over testing climbs and down grin-inducing descents, taking in spectacular views as you wind through Staffordshire, Cheshire & Derbyshire.
This year we have three different routes for you to choose from:
This isn’t a race, it’s a charity challenge ride open to everyone comfortable on two wheels. So come and get involved, set your own goals and enjoy the ride. No matter if it takes you a couple of hours or the whole day.
*Registration fee from £25
For more information about the routes, directions and on the day details, visit: https://www.catandfiddlechallenge.co.uk/
Since the ride’s inception in 2002, the Cat & Fiddle Challenge has been able to raise over £700,000 for charitable causes. This year’s ride is again organised in support of Livability.
Livability helps people to become more confident, motivated and independent – we enable people with disabilities to thrive. We work to change what’s unliveable – we help people tackle and overcome the barriers in their lives, including any that prevent them participating fully in society, because this negatively affect people’s wellbeing and life expectancy. Our services strive to transform how people with disabilities connect with the communities they choose to be part of.
People with disabilities have been disproportionately affected by Covid-19; should they contract Covid-19 it is highly likely to result in severe illness with potential life-threatening complications. This is reflected in the Office for National Statistics (February 2021) showing two thirds of Covid-19 deaths were in people with disabilities.
Your support in taking part in the Rourke Cycles Cat & Fiddle Challenge enables us to add real value to the amazing people we are privileged to support at Livability.
All we ask is to fundraise what you can.
£12 could hire a wheelchair accessible bike for 2-hours
£50 could buy arts and crafts for fun, stimulating activities
£350 could fund therapy donkey visits that spread such joy to people we support
£850 could buy a NeuroBall to help stroke survivors regain arm and hand co-ordination