7th Stephen Sutton Ride Out, Sunday May 12th 2019

IMPORTANT NOTES

Change of route & avoiding marathon runners

1) Due to impossible task of marshalling round roadworks & diversions in Tamworth, the organisers have taken the decision to alter this year’s route. Instead of Hopwas & Comberford, we will be taking in Whittington village and re-appear on the A513 at Elford (map below)
2) The Lichfield half marathon will pass Lichfield Rugby Club just after 10.30am so be sure to be at the club beforehand.

The ride-out will start once the runners have cleared the centre of Whittington

Ride safe . . .

As stated elsewhere on the site, the SSRO raises most of the money from participants getting themselves sponsored. Your sponsor form can be download by ‘clicking’ on Stig but please bookmark this page for updates. Also look out for instant updates on facebook

(Lichfield Rugby Club allow us the use of the car park and facilities without charge.
BJ’s, their caterers, will be on hand for bacon baps, teas and coffee, snacks and soft drinks)

Appeal for Sidecars & Trikes

If anyone is available to offer a seat for certain guests of the SSRO, please use messenger or the site contact page to drop us a note. We will be back to you without delay

Timetable of the run

11.30 am Depart East from Lichfield Rugby Club, on A51, then 1st left for Whittington

11.45 Elford, left onto A513 Tamworth Road, signposted Alrewas 4 3/4 miles

11.55 Alrewas

12.05 Kings Bromley.

South on A515 to A51 then East to

12.15 The Bowling Green

South on Walsall Road to Pipe Hill

12.25 Enter Burntwood along Bridge Cross Road

12.30 Burntwood Rugby Club.

All riders are to obey speed limits, lead riders will remain below 40mph on open roads!

12.25 arrive at Burntwood Rugby Club, a trip of around 24 miles

Once at Burntwood, there will be various trade stands and entertainment and we are proud to be the hosting the first public airing of the RTTW Spider Dome

(click on the photo, below for more details & a note from Martin Dickinson)

Ride safe . . .

Purple ribbons?

Raising money for St Giles Hospice

We’ve been asked, why some of the bikes show purple ribbons so, in a nutshell, in the run up to the 2017 event two of our original supporters, Kathryn Humphries & Nigel Bundy lost their own battle with the big C. As a mark of respect to them, purple ribbons were made available. Other riders picked up on the reasoning so also asked for purple ribbons as their mark of respect for their own missing friends/loved ones. As this event is a ride of respect there will be more purple ribbons available on the day, should anyone wish to wear them for their own loved ones. Money raised from the purple ribbons will be donated to St. Giles Hospice

Updates

This page will be updated with more details but, please click on the YouTube link to get an idea of the atmosphere. Feel free to share it via facebook .