Maidenhead Rotary Club’s 2023 Bikeathon
The date for this popular cycling event is Sunday 9th July 2023 and we hope to welcome many individuals, families and clubs on the day. The Bikeathon is not a race – there are however 3 different routes to cater for all ages and abilities, so whether you have just started cycling, are looking for a fun family event, are a regular cyclist or part of a club looking for your next challenge, we hope you will join us.
PLEASE NOTE ONLINE REGISTRATIONS CLOSE AT 6PM WEDNESDAY 5TH JULY. CYCLISTS CAN STILL REGISTER ON THE DAY BETWEEN 8AM -10AM.
Maidenhead Bikeathon commences at 8.00 am – cyclists can depart no later than 10 am and the event ends at 3 pm.
Adult (18+ years)
Youth (12-17 years)
Children (Under 12)
Please note the roads are not closed for this event.
Before deciding which route to cycle, please consider the age of your cyclists and their general level of fitness. The Short and Medium routes are situated on quiet country roads around the Walthams, Shurlock Row, Binfield and Winkfield Row. The Long Route heads over to Henley, Christmas Common, then back to Maidenhead via Sonning on Thames and Winkfield.
Road, hybrid or mountain bikes are all suitable.
Electric bikes, child seats, tag-alongs etc. are all permitted. Please, however, ensure your bike is roadworthy and you must wear a helmet – no helmet, no bikeathon.
Medals are awarded to all riders that complete the event.
Some riders use bikeathon to challenge themselves and to obtain sponsorship to raise money for a charity of their choice. This is entirely optional but sponsorship forms are attached here.
Please browse the site to find out all the information you need. We look forward to welcoming you on the day.
Bikeathon Short Route - 15.2 miles (24 km)
The Short bikeathon route is just over 15 miles and is favoured by the majority of families as it is mostly flat and runs through the beautiful country roads of the Walthams and Shurlock Row. There is a refreshment stop at the mid point (7 Miles) with free water and light refreshments.
Bikeathon Medium Route - 35 miles (50 km)
The Medium bikeathon route heads through the Walthams towards Twyford, Hurst and loops back towards Hurst, Binfield and Windsor, before heading back to the Maidenhead Office Park along Drift Road, and via Waltham St Lawrence. There is a feed station at approximately 14 miles.
Bikeathon Long Route - 62 miles (100 km)
The long route heads to Christmas Common via Warren Row, Henley on Thames and Stonor. It swings back via Nettlebed and Sonning on Thames, where it then joins the Medium Route at Twyford. The feed station is approximately 30 miles into the route.