Bike Ride - Frequently Asked Questions

There are two starting points:

  • AKS, Lytham
  • Bay Horse, Thornton

You may set off from either start point between 8.30am and 10am.

There are five routes to choose from, depending on your ability.

Starting at AKS

18 miles

30 miles

45 miles

Starting at The Bay Horse

15 miles

45 miles.


Children must be 12 years or older to take part. Children under 12 may be permitted to take part but must be competent at a level equivalent to the Level 2 Cycle Training Standards. Please contact if you would like to enter a child under 12 years old. 

We strongly recommend that you wear brightly coloured cycling clothing and a correctly fitted cycling helmet. 

If you'd like to buy one of our bespoke cycling tops (Trinity or Brian House), please visit our online shop.

This event is not timed however the finishing checkpoints (AKS and The Bay Horse) will close at 3.00pm

The Beaverbrooks Bike Ride is not a race, and we encourage riders of all abilities and levels of experience. 

If you require assistance, please call our emergency help line 07590 876527.

Yes, toilets will be available at each checkpoint (AKS, Lytham and The Bay Horse, Thornton)

There will also be establishments on the way that may allow you to use their facilities.

No, but please ensure you complete the medical information on the reverse of your entry number.

This MUST be pinned to your top or rucksack on throughout your ride.

Your entry fee only covers the cost of the event. Any additional donations or sponsorship will go directly towards patient care and family support provided by our hospice.

The Beaverbrooks Bike Ride supports Trinity Hospice, which is why we kindly ask all participants to either raise sponsorship or make a one-off donation. 

To find out more about fundraising, click here

To make a one-off donation of your choice, click here

If you've used JustGiving, you don't need to do anything! Your Beaverbrooks Bike Ride sponsorship page will close automatically after a few months and the funds will come directly to us.

If you've collected funds offline, there are a couple of ways to get it to us:

  • Bank it all and then send us a cheque made out to ‘Trinity Hospice’
  • Use our donation form on our website. Please remember to put ‘Beaverbrooks Bike Ride’ in the reference box and send us your sponsorship forms separately in the post.

Either way, we can’t wait to see how much you manage to raise!  Just remember to ask everyone who’s eligible to GiftAid their contribution – it would mean we get an extra 25% from the Government at no extra cost to the person, all by just by ticking a box. How good is that?

If you'd like to look at our terms and conditions, please click here.

  • Unique rider number
  • Bespoke medal
  • Free refreshments at our Bay Horse and AKS checkpoints

We understand that not everyone wants or is able to raise sponsorship, which is why offer you the chance to make a one-off donation instead.

You can do this here at any point

As with all our events, there will be volunteer photographers at this event (AKS and The Bay Horse only; none on route). Members of our Fundraising Team will also be taking photos and capturing video.

Photos will then be shared in a public album on Facebook the week following the event, and linked to in the post-event email. Have a browse through and tag yourself and anyone else you know!

Please note that we don't receive all the photos from our volunteer photographers at the same time. If you think your pic was taken but don't see it online straight away, it might be because we don't have it yet. Please bear with us; we'll upload more as soon as we have them. Equally, the quality of the photo may be poor and the photographer may therefore decided not to share it. As a result, and to avoid disappointment, we strongly encourage participants to take their own photos, or ask one of our volunteers to take one for you!

Yes! There will be an info point at both AKS and The Bay Horse where you can sign up (please check which route starts where).

Adults: £15

12-17s: £8

Please check our terms and conditions as your questions may be answered here

Alternatively, please call the Fundraising team on 01253 359362 or complete our online enquiry form