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The 4th Sams Ride will now be on
Sunday May 27th 2018

Last year we had over 800 riders and raised nearly £32,000 - a fantastic result!
Entry numbers are already up on last year and we expect to sell out so please don't delay your entry!

Please use the online registration but if you are having problems click here for instructions. Alternatively,  you can download a manual form here and send a cheque
Thank you to all of our helpers, supporters and riders - Sams RIde would not happen without you! If you would like to be involved in Sams Ride either as a sponsor or a helper with the event, please contact
Please help us to raise more money by getting your friends and colleagues to sponsor you:
Download a sponsorshp form HERE
Sams Ride is an annual very friendly, non-competitive charity Cycle Sportive in aid of the Samaritans of Salisbury and District  that is now recognised as one of the premier charity cycle sportives  in the Hampshire and Wiltshire region. In 2015, we had 400 riders and 2016, 600 riders and in 2017, over 800! Our fourth event takes place on Sunday 27th May 2018 and we are once again expecting over 800 riders.  We are expecting to sell out so you are advised to enter early

SENSIBLE25 MILES£25.00£25.00£25.00£30.00
SPORTY50 MILES£30.00£25.00£25.00£35.00
SERIOUS100 MILES£30.00£25.00£25.00£35.00

Order your high quality SAMS RIDE cycle shirt HERE
Our Cycle Sportive includes the following:

  • Three signed courses for 100, 50 and 25 miles through scenic countryside. Designated .gpx map files are available for download
  • Riders under 18 must sign a parental consent form which can be downloaded here
  • Rest and refuel stations at regular intervals with free refreshments and toilets
  • Event public liability insurance: Riders are encouraged to have their own personal insurance (covered by certain categories of British Cycing Membership)
  • Ride HQ: Start and finish point with:
    • Registration desk for all participants to collect a rider pack that includes
      • Wristband for participant identification
      • Laminated bike number and ties
    • Car Parking
    • Tented registration cover
    • Coffee/Tea/Breakfast (self-purchase)
    • Male and female toilet and changing facilities
    • Water on tap
    • First Aid station
    • Bicycle stand racking
    • Mechanical support
  • On course
    • Marshalls at key crossing points
    • Good route signage with hazard markings
    • Feed stations with male and female toilets
    • Cycle repair and support 
    • Emergency support and First Aid
    • On course photography
    • Broom wagon to sweep up stranded riders
  • Post finish
    • Post-race hot meal (Included in entry fee)
    • Event memento and medal
    • Post event bar
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