About the Tour de Furness

All you need to know about the Tour de Furness

When is the next Event?

Our 2019 event will be held on Sunday 8th September 2019, starting and finishing at Roose Conservative Club.

Our aim is for you to ENJOY this event, to have a great day out, to soak up the delights of the Furness area. At the same time through the Rotary Club of Furness, you will be helping to raise money to support St. Mary’s Hospice, Rotary charities or a charity of your choice.

Who Can Enter?

Anyone under 16 yrs must be accompanied by an adult. Children should be 5 years and over for the Family Fun Ride. Why not form a team with friends or work colleagues and make a day of it?

How do I Enter?

Our preferred method is to enter by registering on-line. Alternately, paper entry forms will be available from early May at many outlets in the Furness area, including TOPMARK (see below) or a PDF version can be downloaded here.

Or, you can enter the old-fashioned way.

To enter simply complete the form and send it, together with your registration fee to the address below :

We prefer our riders to use WONDERFUL to collect any sponsor money – it is easy and they automatically collect Gift Aid, which can increase your sponsor money by 25% Just use the link to WONDERFUL on the REGISTRATION page.

But if you find a paper sponsor form more convenient, you can download a pdf copy here.

We no longer have individual start times, but if you are on the 50 mile ride, please make sure it is before 10:00 – you can set off as soon as you have registered and got your rider number.

All entries must be received by the last Saturday in August.

The address for paper entries is: c/o TOPMARK, 108 Greengate Street, Barrow in Furness, LA14 1BG

How much does Entry Cost?

Age 16 and under:  Free

Age 17- 64:  £20 – late entry £30

Age 65 and over:  £10 – late entry £25

Please remember that this is an event to raise money for charity and a minimum of £20 per entry would be appreciated. LATE entry fees apply after the 29th of August 2019 and online entries CLOSE on Thursday 5th September 2019, there may be limited entry on the day but there is NO guarantee.

What are the Charity Donation Options?

Option 1

80% to St. Mary’s Hospice 20% to Rotary Charities

Option 2

(At the discretion of R.C.of F.)

80% to the charity of your choice

20% to Rotary Charities

Option 3

100% to Rotary Charities

Are there Prizes?

  • All entrants who complete the route will be awarded a certificate.
  • The team which raises the most money will be awarded the Bill Bartlett Memorial Trophy.
  • To be eligible for the Bill Bartlett trophy, your cash, or cheque, to the value of the money raised, made payable to Rotary Club of Furness, must be received by: c/o TOPMARK, 108 Greengate Street, Barrow in Furness, LA14 1BG.
  • Money must be received no later than the end of October. Alternatively, you can bring your money to the event. Please bring your sponsorship form to the event for certification.
  • In addition, riders raising more than £50 sponsorship, received by the above date, will also be included in the Poole Townsend Free Prize Draw for cycling equipment/bike to the value of £600.
  • Riders/Teams using our online facility to raise sponsorship, which comply with the above criteria,  will automatically be included in both of the competitions.

Where does it start and finish?

The ride will commence… (and end) at the forecourt of Roose Conservatives Working Men’s Club, which lies close to the roundabout at the junction of Roose Road, Holbeck Road and Rampside Road (the A5087).  Address for Satnav is 16 North Row, LA13 0HE. Full directions can be found HERE.

Start Times

50 mile 07:00 to 10:00

23 mile 08:00 to 10:00

13 mile 08:30 to 10:00

5 mile from 10:00

Are there Refreshments?

Refreshments points are dotted throughout the four routes. Refreshments will also be available free of charge to all riders upon their return.

What Rules must be observed?

Whilst we hope that everyone will have fun on the day, your safety and that of other road users are paramount. We ask you to observe a few rules:

  • Don’t ride more than two abreast. Keep your distance from the bike in front and don’t attempt any dangerous stunts or overtaking.
  • Make sure you look behind before moving out and be sure to signal your intentions to stop or turn to other cyclists & drivers.
  • If you spot an accident, ensure that a Marshal is informed as quickly as possible. They will be stationed along the route and there will be additional cars on patrol. Make sure that someone stays with an injured person. If the accident is serious, call an ambulance.
  • Please make sure your bicycle is in good working order before you set out. If you break down, get off the highway & get a message to a Marshal or patrol car.
  • All riders must wear a helmet at all times during the ride.

The Tour de Furness will take you through some of the most attractive areas of South Lakeland. Please help to keep them that way.

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