Seashell Sportive bike ride hitting the roads of the Cheshire and Derbyshire countryside

The Morgan Sandal team, sponsors of the 2015 Seashell Sportive
The Morgan Sandal team, sponsors of the 2015 Seashell Sportive

The Seashell Sportive is taking to the road again on Sunday, September 18 – and this time it will be bigger and better than ever.

Organiser are hoping to beat last year’s record of 150 cyclists taking part and raising £11,000 last year for the Seashell Trust.

The three thrilling routes – 30 miles, 60 miles and 100 miles with up to 10,000ft of elevation for those who really like a challenge through the Cheshire and Derbyshire countryside – have been ridden by multiple national cyclocross champion Nick Craig for this month’s Cycling Active. The magazine described the routes as “packed with the National Park’s finest climbs and views”.

Corporates are invited to enter teams and families are just as welcome to enjoy a gentle ride out.

Entry fee starts from £30 and every penny goes towards Seashell Trust. By getting friends and family to sponsor, you could raise even more money.

The charity provides a creative, happy and secure environment for children and adults with complex and severe learning disabilities which include little or no language abilities.

It runs the Royal School and College Manchester in Cheadle Hulme.

Some of the money raised will go towards buying specialist bicycles so its students will get the chance to experience the thrill of cycling.

Dominic Tinner, head of fundraising at Seashell Trust and himself a keen cyclist, said: “The feedback we had from last year’s event encouraged us to keep the 60 and 100 mile route much the same. Cyclists came from across the country to cycle the route and we hope for another large field of entrants this year.”

Please visit to register for a place. Start times are between 7.30-8.30am on Sunday, September 18.