Castles Bike Ride - 1st Sunday in June


July 2018
Approximately 240 people took part in this year's event on 2nd June.  The majority of these were on the long route, but just under a hundred did the medium, short and road routes.  Thanks to everyone who took part and especially those who got themselves sponsored or made a donation to Macmillan Cancer Support. We are already planning next year's event for 2nd June.  We will be encouraging more teams to take part and will be offering incentives to participants to raise sponsorship so we can increase the amount we can pass on to help people suffering from cancer.

May 2018

Routes finalised (subject to last minute issues), they are similar to last year, NB small change to long route.   On Line registration is open, paper registrations accepted as well.  Adverts appearing on Swindon 105.5  (  Adverts appearing on Swindon Advertiser web site.   Just Giving option available.

Feb 2018

Planning has started for the 2018 Castles Bike Ride.   We are currently looking at making a minor change to the Long Mountain Bike Route to make the route more ride-able if the weather has been unkind in the week before the event.

On-Line registration will be open soon.

March 2017

Online registration has opened  for the 2017 ride. Secure your place at the special online price of £12

March 2017

We are now offering a 26 mile route with a bit of a challenge for road bikes.   This is in addition to our normal offering of 10 miles, 20 miles and our 32 mile challenge for mountain bikes

February 2016

This year's date has been confirmed as 5th June 2016. We look forward to seeing you all again in our 20th anniversary year.

May 2015

Helmets Now Compulsory.   It is now a condition of our licence to hold the event that all riders taking part wear proper head protection.  Cycle helmets must conform to current BS/EC standards   (look for a CE mark inside) and must be worn properly.  Advice on fitting a helmet can be found at  

March 2015

Registration has now opened! Secure your place for the 2015 ride now. 

January 2015

The date to add to your 2015 diary is the 7th June 2015. 

April 2014

Our online registration is now open. This years event is on course to be the biggest yet. Visit the 'Register' page to secure your place.

March 2014

We can now confirm after our AGM that over £10,000 was raised last year.  What a magnificent amount of money for such a wonderful cause.

March 2014

Online registration will be available soon.  Event Date confirmed as 1st June 2014.

September 2013

Congratulation to Ian Silvester who raised £1400 and was presented with their new bike thanks to Mitchell Cycles.  Well done Ian.

June 2013

Post Event: Thank you!

Thank you to the hundreds of riders who took part in 2013's event. We hope you enjoyed the ride and the beautiful weather. Please remember to pay in any sponsorship you may have collected, as every penny raised goes to Macmillan Cancer Support. A big Thank You also to all the Marshals and Volunteers.

The sooner we collect sponsorship the sooner we will be able to share the total amount raised from a fantastic day of fundraising. Don't forget that this will also give you a chance of winning a fabulous bike donated by Mitchell Cycles.

Ways to pay in your Sponsorship:

1. Online through our special JustGiving page (Click here)

2. Via Cheque in the post at this address (Click Here)

    (You can download another sponsorship form here)

Please keep checking our Facebook page (click here to like us) and this website for updates. Including Photos, Presentation of Awards and 2014 News.

If you can't wait until next year, then please look at some of the other challenging rides Macmillan has to offer on their website:

Details of routes released

Our short, medium and long routes can now be downloaded onto your GPS device for use on the day. If your device supports GPX files. Visit The Route section of our website to download.

This is by no means necessary, as a map of the route is available when you register on the day and marshals are present along the ride.
The routes can however be viewed on google maps to familiarise yourself before the event. Visit The Route section of our website to view these online. 

April 2013

Cycling Tops For Sale

Show your support for Macmillan as you ride by wearing one of Macmillan's official cycling jerseys. These jerseys are designed to be breathable and will provide maximum comfort while you’re on the Castles Bike Ride. They feature a curved hem with silicone gripper and 3 back pockets. 
Click here to purchase one.  Order by monday 27th May to receive in time for the ride.