Foulness Island Bike Ride - FAQs

When does online registration close?

Online registration will close at 6pm on 7th September 2019.

Why is the start time I want not available?

Start times are allocated on a first come basis. We have to control departures for safety.

Can I register on the day?

Yes, but slots are strictly subject to availability.

How much is the cost if I register on the day?

Adult £20, Child £10, Family £50 (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Cash only

Do I need a special Bike to take part?

No, but there is a section of Gravel Road so you should have tyres to cope with Gravel.
Bikes should be checked before the Ride and in good working order.

How old do you have to be to enter?

You must be 16 years of age to register ’individually’
Children under 16 can be added to an Adult registration.

My Child travels in a seat on my Bike, do I need to register them?

Yes, they must be registered as we have to account for everyone on the Island and they must have a Rider Number.

How long is the ride?

It is approximately 11 miles to Churchend and back.
Each loop is approximately 4 miles.
Most riders aim to do 3 loops making a total of 23 miles but it is the rider's choice.

What happens if my bike breaks?

Help is at hand and we will recover you to Cupids if required.

What time does the ride finish?

We need to be clear of the Island by 4pm.
The loop from Churchend closes at 3pm.

Are there refreshments on route?

Yes, we have a catering franchise at Churchend.
The Heritage Centre offers refreshments, cake, etc. and is well worth a visit.

What does the entry fee cover?

The entry fee covers the cost of setting up the ride, Insurance and the Licence.

I’ve registered – what next?

As soon as you register you will receive two emails...
One from no-reply@thorebayrotaryevents.co.uk containing link(s) to download your rider pack(s).
One from service@paypal.co.uk confirming receipt of your payment.

Why do I have to wear a helmet?

It is the terms of our Insurance that helmets are worn.

Why do you ask me to select a Charity?

Many Riders choose to do the Ride and raise sponsorship for a Charity of their choice.
This is not compulsory and a small donation to Rotary is always appreciated.

What happens if I feel unwell or are unable to complete the ride?

First Aid facilities and transport back to the start are available.

Where does the ride start?

The ride starts at Cupids Country Club, Cupids Chase, Great Wakering, SS3 0AX

Is there Car Parking?

Yes, we have the use of a field in Shoebury Road, Great Wakering which is signposted on the morning.

What is the route of the Ride?