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After the huge success of Ride Chartridge in 2018 – Chesham’s annual cycling sportive – the 2019 edition will take place on Sunday 19th May.

The event will once again be hosted by Chartridge Primary School.

There will be new routes for 2019 so please check back regularly for any updates. The new routes will still provide an excellent way to enjoy the local scenery, meet new riders and raise money for the school, but we might do something a bit different for the Black Run. With over 350 riders signing up in 2018, £6000 was raised for the school and the team of parents organising the event hope to beat that total in 2019.

There will also be the short 16k Family Ride.

Everyone who takes part can look forward to a clearly signed route, a well-stocked lunch stop, chip timing, event photographs and a goody-bag.

The school will again host a family event on the day, which will include many different activities for everybody to take part in.

Example itinerary of the day
07.00: Registration opens
08.00: Black Run
09.00: Red Run start
11.00: Family Ride start
12.00: Family activites start

All images from the 2018 ride can be seen here.

Our Rides

  • The Family Ride
    16km | £10 per family (every child accompanied by adult)

    Already regarded as one of most family friendly events in the region, this year’s edition will also include a guided cycle event for children, called ‘The Family Ride’. Taking in ten miles of beautiful local countryside, the route will be fully signed and include a feed station. Details of the route can be found here

    490 feet of climbing

  • The Red Run
    50km | Adults: £25.00 | Under 16's: £10


    The ‘Red Run’ is a relaxed and entertaining ride that will suit all abilities and can be ridden on mountain bikes or hybrids – so no need to rush out and buy an expensive new road bike, (unless you so desire!). This route will be hilly and provides a fantastic introduction to sportive-riding. Details of the route can be found here

    1,660 feet of climbing

  • The Black Run
    100km | Adults: £25.00


    The ‘Black Run’ is a dramatic ‘modern-century’ through the Chiltern hills. This route will provide the best experience for riders on road-bikes of mixed abilities. An excellent challenge that most riders will be able to achieve providing they put in regular training. This will be a great opportunity to test yourself. Details of the route can be found here

    3000 feet of climbing

  • The Black Run EXTRA
    120km | Adults: £25.00


    The ‘extra’ miles are back in 2017. This route is aimed at experienced cyclists who are looking for an early season leg-stretcher. It will also be a great test for our Black Run riders from last year – especially the ones looking to test their stamina! It is a 75 mile route with plenty of hills and some beautiful views. Details of the route can be found here

    4250 feet of climbing