The Marlow Red Kite Ride will take place again this year on Sunday 6th September 2015.  Entries will open in March.  Please check back here for details, or follow our twitter account @redkiteride for updates.

The Red Kite Ride is hosted and organised by Marlow Riders a local cycling club set up in 2012.  The location of the start is at our base of Marlow Sports Club.

In previous years we have had some great feedback.  Much of the feedback is available on the Cyclosport web site here

The entry fee remains at £25.

2012 red kite photo 1057It is our aim as organisers to provide a rider experience that exceeds expectations so we highly value all feedback from participants and their families. We are therefore planning to enhance our after event activities at the Marlow Sports Club and will provide more details on this nearer the date of the event.

Our chosed charity for 2015 will be decided at the Marlow Riders AGM, and announced before the entries open

This will be the fourth year of the Red Kite Ride and we have been greatly encouraged by so much positive feedback from you the riders. So we will do our best to provide all those taking part with a day out that you will remember.

Theresa Sholl from Milton Keynes leads the way through the ford at Twyford. Picture courtesy of Sportive Photo

Theresa Sholl from Milton Keynes leads the way through the ford at Twyford. Picture courtesy of Sportive Photo

The routes for our rides have been planned by Course Director Willi Moore, a former Olympic track bronze medallist and a member of the Marlow Riders, organisers of the Red Kite Ride.

Full details and photos of previous years events can be found on this website.

All three rides start and finish at the Marlow Sports Club, very close to the banks of the River Thames. Free car parking will be provided a short ride away and secure facilities will be available at the start line for anyone wishing to leave any baggage.

Start times will begin at 7.30am and all routes will be closed at 5pm.

The routes pass through some of the most picturesque landscapes in the Chilterns and Thames Valley. The long climb out of Marlow is often marked by the sight of many red kites soaring overhead as all three distances enter the famous Hambleden Valley, scene of so many Hollywood movies and tv dramas such as “Midsomer Murders” and “The Vicar of Dibley”.

Whichever distance you choose you will be sure of a friendly welcome at all of the well-stocked feed stations which will be approximately 25 miles apart