On the 2nd of September 2018 the Andrew Simpson Foundation hosted its first annual Bike4Bart charity cycle ride with three routes on offer, varied terrain, leg-pumping climbs and breathtaking views of the Dorset coast.

View the ride times of participants on the UK CyclingEvents website here

The ride has helped raise funds to enable a focus on helping young people to develop their life skills and capabilities by making sailing and watersports accessible to all, creating a hobby and passion for life.

Olympic Gold Medallist, Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson was a keen cyclist like many within the British Sailing Team and sailing community. This cycling event aimed to inspire young people across the country to take to the saddle and was hosted at the iconic Olympic venue of the National Sailing Academy in Portland where Bart trained for his Olympic Campaigns.

We partnered up with UK Cycling events to enable riders to tackle the varied terrain and breath-taking panoramas of the the Dorset coast and with wider family activities on offer, it’s an event for all ages and abilities!

Participant extras

  • Facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Feed Stops
  • Energy food and drink
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • On site catering
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Bike wash facilities
  • Photos by SportivePhoto
  • Sports Massage
  • Entry to the Family Fun Day at the National Sailing Academy

the routes

Cycling inland from the Isle of Portland and the home of the Andrew Simpson Foundation, all routes head into Dorset’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a mixture of spectacular views, leg-pumping climbs and historical scenery. After the riding through the village of Portesham, all routes head to the first big climb of the day up to the Valley of Stones National Nature Reserve.

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increasing participation : improving lives

All proceeds from the entry fee go back into the Foundation to enable us to continue to increase participation and improve lives through all of our 5 Key Charitable Activities: Bart’s Bash, Research, Community Sailing Programmes, Volunteer Training and Grants.

Can you help support us? Text RIDE46 plus the amount you'd like to donate to 70070 or visit the Just Giving page via the donation button below, it really makes a difference.