How it started.
The Bikeathon was originally set up to encourage people to get out on their bikes, enjoy the local area and visit Wokingham. It has, however, also become a successful vehicle to help people fundraise for charities of their choice.
Riders are under no obligation to fund raise, but if they choose to do so they can collect sponsorship for any good cause of their choice. We know that heroic riders have ridden to raise money for numerous national and local charities including MacMillan, Bloodwise, Alexander Devine Hospice and The Ollie Young Foundation to name just a few.
Every year, the money from entries is recycled back into next year’s event. If any money is left over after all the bills have been paid, the Committee is always pleased to donate to a variety of charities, especially those like The Wokingham Lions Club and ARC Counselling who have helped on the day.
Photography & Media.
The event works closely with a team of photographers from the Wokingham and East Berkshire Camera Club who started to record and share images from the event back in 2015. We also work closely with The Wokingham Paper, who has been our Media Partner over recent years. Both partnerships are key to helping publicise and promote the Bikeathon.
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Invite your friends, family and colleagues to join you and we look forward to welcoming you to this great event!
- Ride you own Bikeathon 2020 8th June – 31st JulyJune 10, 2020 - 8:05 am
This year to celebrate the amount of people getting out on their bikes we are encouraging you to ‘Ride your own Bikeathon’! The current restrictions forced the tough decision to postpone the Wokingham Bikeathon to 2021, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out on your bike and tackle the route(s)!
- Bike Pump in Elm’s FieldJune 7, 2020 - 8:56 am
The Wokingham Bikeathon committee are proud to have sponsored the installation of a bicycle pump in Elm’s Field.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) updateMay 18, 2020 - 10:28 am
Thank you to everyone for supporting the Wokingham Bikeathon and I am sure you appreciate we are disappointed to be unable to run the Bikeathon this June. Riders who had registered before the cancellation will soon be receiving a full refund.