Record Breaking Participants for Nailsea and Backwell Rotary Charity Walks, Runs & Bikes
The annual Nailsea and Backwell Rotary Club Charity Walks, Runs & Bikes event is returning in 2021 on Sunday 13th June. This year is the 10th anniversary of the annual charity walks event, but it is the first year participants can cycle!
The Rotary Club are eager to have the most participants yet take part, and are also aiming to beat previous fundraising amounts! Charities and local organisations have been particularly hard hit during the pandemic and need more support than ever.
Find out what the event is and how you can get involved below.
What is the Charity Walks, Runs & Bikes event?
The non-competitive event invites local residents to walk, run or cycle one of the routes laid out by the rotary club. Participants can choose whether to donate their entrance fee to a nominated charity or local organisation, or directly to the rotary club which is then divided between all charities and organisations.
Local charities, schools, sports clubs, and other organisations can use this fund raising opportunity to raise money for themselves with sponsored walks, runs or rides. Over the fast few years, the event has successfully raised tens of thousands each year.
View the full list of participating charities and organisations here.
Entry for walks and runs costs £8 each for over 18s. There is no charge for juniors (17 years old or under on 13th June 2021). Entry for bike routes costs £10 per adult, and £5 per junior (aged 13-17 on 13th June 2021). Any surplus generated will go to Rotary charitable activities.
The event will take place on Sunday 13th June, however participants can complete their route ‘virtually’ anytime between Monday 14th June and Saturday 31st July 2021.
Routes begin and end at Scotch Horn car park, where parking is available. All routes include café recommendations for refreshment stops. Maps will be provided, as well as turn by turn instructions and a digital route to download to a navigation device if applicable. Voice instructions are available with software.
‘Guided Walks’ are an opportunity for participants to meet new people and be around others. Some walk routes are offered with guided walks. These are limited to 10 people. They are not offered for running.
The Rotary Club have taken all necessary precautions regarding covid-19 including emailing instructions and maps days before the event. The event ran safety and successfully in 2020, with participants following coronavirus safety precautions.
Charity Walk and Run Routes
There are three routes for walking and running for the 10th anniversary event. The different distance options are:
Nailsea 5K (“the stroll”)
This route, approximately 3 miles, is on footpaths around Nailsea and should be an easy, fun walk. This route is suitable for families. This route is also pushchair, wheelchair and disability vehicle friendly.
The guided walk will start at 11am.
Find out more about the Nailsea 5K route.
This route, approximately 6 miles, takes participants around the surrounding countryside. It is suitable for those who want a slightly more challenging and longer route.
The guided walk will start at 10.30am.
Find out more about the Nailsea 10K route.
This route, approximately 12 miles, is the longest route. It takes participants around the surrounding countryside and is suitable for more experienced walkers/runners.
There is no guided walk for the 20K route.
Find out more detail about the Nailsea 20K route.
Charity Bike Rides Routes – *new in 2021*
There are three routes for cycling for the 10th anniversary event. All bike routes are almost completely on tarmac. The different distance options are:
This route skirts Clevedon, heads to Kingston Seymour, and returns via Chelvey. Participants cycling this route should start between 8am-12 noon.
This route passes Clevedon, Kingston Seymour, Congresbury, Churchill, Lower Langford, Wrington, and finishes via Backwell Farleigh. Participants cycling this route should start between 8am-11am.
This route passes Clevedon, Congresbury, Wick St Lawrence, Weston, Brean, Winscombe, Sandford, and then to Nailsea. Participants cycling this route should start between 8am-9am.
Take Part in the Charity Walks, Runs & Bikes event
Register your participation here: https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.php?PgID=828631&ClubID=613
Donate here: https://justgiving.com/campaign/NailseaCharityWalks2021
Visit the Rotary Charity Walk, Runs & Bikes webpage to find out more. Follow the Nailsea Charity Walks Facebook page for updates and further information.