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On Sunday the 10th July 2016, hundreds of cyclists will take Sheffield and the Peak District by storm. Head over to British Cycling to sign up for your preferred RfE 2016 ride!

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We’re now registered on CrowdFunder!

We have now set up a Crowdfunding page where RideforEric supporters can make donations and participants in this year’s event can circulate to their friends and family to sponsor them. All funds will be split between the RideforEric bereavement counselling service which is run by Cavendish Cancer Care and safe & inclusive cycling projects supported by RideforEric.



This year, we’ve got four rides to choose from…  The Jaywing Fun 5k sets off on the Red Route at 11:00AM.  The slightly more challenging Irwin Mitchell Occasional Rider Challenge 15k starts at 10:15AM on the Gold Route.  The popular Tri Novice Tootle 50k gets underway at 09:30AM on the Green Route… 

But wait… there’s another…

We are proud to announce the launch of the HydraHundred 100K ride as part of the RideforEric 2016 event. Following feedback from enthusiast supporters of previous RideforEric events who wanted to ride further, the new 100K route will challenge even the most hardy cyclist. 

The addition of the new route is a testament to the growth of the event and the incredible support that we have received. So if you’re looking for an even bigger challenge this year, make sure you get the gel pads at the ready and sign up for the HydraHundred!

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Who are we?

The inaugural Ride for Eric took place on Sunday 21st September 2014 and was organised by his friends, family and colleagues to mark the life of Eric Codling.  Eric was killed by a reckless driver whilst out riding on Sunday 3rd November 2013.  We ride to remember Eric and to highlight the need for safe space for cycling in Sheffield and beyond.

What is it all about?

Ride for Eric created the 

RfE Charitable Foundation

Ride for Eric aims to gain charitable status in its own right in the near future, and in doing so our objectives will change slightly, in 2016 we will once again be using entrance fees and sponsorship monies raised through the Ride for Eric bike ride to support the Bereavement Counselling Service run by Cavendish Cancer Care and also to provide funding for cycling safety and inclusion projects where people may need assistance to gain access to cycling activities.

  • Featured Posts
    24 Feb 2016
    We have a small number of our popular Ride for Eric cycle jerseys remaining!  Currently, we have the following available – grab the last ones while you can! Normal x 4, Small x 1, Medium x 1, Large x 1, XXL x 1 Grab your jersey for a bargain at £50.  Place your order...
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  • Featured Posts
    23 Feb 2016
    Ride for Eric aims to gain charitable status in its own right in the near future, and in doing so our objectives will change slightly, just like we did in 2016, this year we will once again be using entrance fees and sponsorship monies raised through the Ride for Eric bike...
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  • Fundraisers
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    11 Apr 2016
    We’d like to thank everyone that’s taken part in the last two rides, but these folks raised the most money in their categories – ride on! Most overall sponsorship – Tina Ali 50k – Hayley Hoare 15k – Raymond Codling 5k – Diane Norman There was also someone who stood...
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  • Featured Posts
    25 Sep 2015
    Our RideforEric jerseys were a big hit last year! They were so popular, we’ve re-designed with this year’s sponsors and a fresh new look! These are top quality Italian made technical cycling jerseys, show your support for RfE proudly and wick away your ride sweat effortlessly at the same time! A...
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The Jaywing Fun 5k – 11:00AM Start - Red Route

Sponsored by Jaywing, this family friendly 5km route is an opportunity to enjoy a safe, marshalled ride at a leisurely pace, so bring the children and grandparents along. There will be prizes for best fancy dress and bike combination, as well as a prize for the person who raises the most sponsorship in this category.

The ride leaves Abbeydale Sports Club, travels along Abbeydale Road South, turns left into Dobcroft Avenue, and left into Whirlowdale Road where refreshments will be provided at the stopping area in the woods. The ride then continues along Whirlowdale Road and down Abbey Lane before turning back onto Abbeydale Road South to return to Abbeydale Sports Club.


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Irwin Mitchell 'Occasional Rider' - 15km - Staggered starts from 10:15AM - Gold Route

Sponsored by Irwin Mitchell, the 15k is great for the occasional rider who wants a challenge, or the frequent rider who simply wants to take in some of the lovely scenery around Sheffield.

Following the course of the 5k as far as Ecclesall Woods, the ride then turns right into Abbey Lane, going on to Park Head, Bents Green, and Ringinglow, before turning down Long Line and dropping into Dore.

From here the ride follows the lovely Old Hay Lane, to join Baslow Road. The rest of the ride down Abbeydale Road South, is, as they say, (thankfully), all downhill!


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Tri Novice Tootle Enthusiast Challenge - 50km - Staggered starts from 09:30AM - Green Route

If you cycle regularly – perhaps as part of a club or you just want to challenge yourself – then this route through Sheffield and Derbyshire is for you. Follow the 5k and the 15k routes before heading off further into the countryside.  The route map says it all.


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Ride for Eric Needs YOU!

Ride for Eric 2016 takes place on Sunday 10th July

We need people to ride with us, support us as volunteers on the day of the event, and carry out fundraising activities.  If you’d like to get involved and help develop Ride for Eric for 2016 and future years, please drop us an email at joinin@rideforeric.com.  Thanks!

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Ride for Eric - Sunday 10th July 2016 at Abbeydale Sports Club

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