Cat & Fiddle Challenge 2023

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Cat & Fiddle Challenge 2023
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Take part in the nation's favourite charity bike ride - The Cat & Fiddle Challenge. The 96k and 79k rides, are packed with undulations and stunning views that will delight all riders. Come to explore some new routes and raise some money for a fantastic cause.
Cat and Fiddle Challenge 2022 and Jodrell Bank Loop
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Sun, 10 Sept 2023
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Port Vale Football Club, Hamil Rd, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 1AW, UK
Start times
Sunday, 10 Sept 2023
Cat and Fiddle Challenge 2022:
8:00 am |
Jodrell Bank Loop :
8:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Cat & Fiddle Challenge 2023
Cat and Fiddle Challenge 2022
Jodrell Bank Loop
Route information
Cat and Fiddle Challenge 2023
  • Distance: 99k
  • Ascent: 1292m
This challenge will take you along quiet lanes with smatterings so climbs and sweeping descents for you to enjoy. The route will take you up the notorious Cat & Fiddle climb. On this route take in amazing landmarks such as Mow Cop Castle and Jodrell Bank, you will also reach some of the highest villages in England. This route will be fully signposted.
The Cat & Fiddle Challenge route for this year will be running the opposite way round to last year. This gives the route quite a different feel but maintains the challenge of some stiff climbs to overcome, but you’re more than paid back by the flow of downhills. Plus, with the route now going in an anti-clockwise direction, there’s more left turns than right turns (which is always nice!).
Jodrell Bank Loop
  • Distance: 79k
  • Ascent: 533m
This loop will be faster than the challenge, there are also fewer climbs too. You will weave your way through the picturesque Cheshire countryside, before passing through Jodrell Bank back towards the finish.
This is a self-supported route, it is not signposted but riders will be issued with GPS files and details of good café stops on the route.
What's included
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments available
  • Mechanical support
  • GPS files and route maps
How to get there
Port Vale Football Club, Hamil Rd, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 1AW, UK
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By Car
Port Vale FC is situated just North of Stoke-on-Trent and can be accessed from the A53 or the A500.
Parking is provided at Port Vale FC, Hamil Road, Burslem, ST6 1AW. Full details and directions will be emailed out to all riders in the week before the ride.
By Train
Longport Station is just a short distance from Port Vale FC.
Event day logistics
08:00 Registration opens
10:00 Registration closes
08:00 - 10:15 Ride starts
Registration will be held at Port Vale FC. There will be toilets, refreshments available, and cycling spares and accessories supplied by Rourke Cycles.
Age Requirements
Entrants must be 18 years or older to ride solo. All under 18's must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Event Start
Once you have registered you can start at any time during the start window, 08:00 - 10:15.
Charity Support
This event supports LivabilityExternalLink, a charity that strives to transform how people with disabilities connect with their communities.
Will the routes be signposted at the Cat & Fiddle Challenge?
The Cat & Fiddle Challenge is the only route that will be signposted. The other two will be navigated by GPS files, or map and route cards.
Will there be mechanical support at the Cat & Fiddle Challenge?
Yes, all 3 routes will have mechanical support from a mobile mechanic.
Are any of the routes off-road at the Cat & Fiddle Challenge?
The Towpaths, Tracks and Trails route will be 95% off-road meaning only off-road bikes are suitable.
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