MS4MS — The Mendip Sportive for Multiple Sclerosis
On Saturday June 9, 2018 we will hold the sixth MS4MS, a cycling sportive ranging over 60 km to 60 miles to 100 miles to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mendip Branch. The maximum number of entrants for this non-competitive fun ride will be 100.
Get your bike out, have some fun, and raise money for MS!
No matter what your age and ability we hope you will get on your bike and help us raise money for MS. The ride is to be fun and non-competitive. You can ride 60 kilometers, or 60 miles, or go for the monster challenge combining both rides together for 100 miles. Whatever your ability, do join us to raise money for what should be a fun day out on the moors and Mendip hills of Somerset.
You can donate directly below, or raise money yourself.
Go to the fundraising page for full details here. Over £20,000 has been raised so far. A target of £60,000 was set in 2013 by Peter Graham (group coordinator of the Mendip branch of MS Society), to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the MS Society. Any donations will be used towards local services for the Mendip MS membership first, or national research to stop MS by the MS Society.
You can make a direct donation on the MS4MS JustGiving donation web page here.
When and where is the ride?
The 2018 ride will be Saturday June 9th, beginning at Croscombe Village Hall, near Wells, Somerset and ending at The George Inn, Croscombe, just a 2 minute walk from the Village Hall. Free parking at the hall will be provided and riders may set off between 8 am and 9:30am. On the return from the ride there are post-ride activities — food, drink, music — at the George Inn.
How do I participate and what does it cost?
Registration is on-line only through the British Cycling link below, which is fully secure and confidential. Entry prices vary — a team member willing to fundraise may register for as little as £12. An individual fundraiser entry is just £15 and standard advance entry is £20. Registration on the day is £25.
It is important to register in advance for event insurance purposes, and to aid event planning. Registration is also possible on the day but we would appreciate advance entry if possible.
What are the routes?
There are three routes in total — we’ve set up two routes of approximately 60 km and 60 miles to add together to give you a 100 mile route if you wish! You can start at 8am whatever route or routes you choose, although it might be more interesting to start as a group at the suggested times.
Both routes go up our famous Cheddar Gorge, but we’ve provided a refreshment station at the foot of Cheddar Gorge just past the mill ponds at Holly House as you go up the cliffs.
- start for the 100 miler at 8am: use both the routes, in the order you prefer
- 60 km Easy Cheddar – mostly on the levels, about 440m of climbs including Cheddar Gorge
- 60 mi / 100 km Chew Valley Challenge! Easy Cheddar and to the Chew Valley about 780m of climbs
See our main Routes page for more details.
So, sign up and join in the fun and fundraising!
Comments or queries go to Peter Graham, firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01749 342306