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!
- Bike Week are kindly providing the insurance for the Wokingham BikeathonJune 14, 2018 - 7:58 am
Bike Week are kindly providing the insurance for the Wokingham Bikeathon. Bike Week started in 1923 and is an annual event June 9th to 17th encouraging people to get on their bike.
- Thinking of getting fit this summer?June 8, 2018 - 9:56 am
Join us at the Wokingham Bikeathon on 24th June.
- Have you tried a balance bike? Try them at the Wokingham Bikeathon.May 27, 2018 - 7:00 am
A balance bike is a two-wheeled pedal-less bike that teaches kids as young as 18-months to balance on two wheels. After a brief learning period, toddlers and kids learn to ride, jump and coast on their bikes with no assistance from their parents.