The Pickle Ride 2019 will take place Friday 13th September from Pendennis Point, Falmouth (TR11 4NQ) and completed on Sunday 15th September at The Admiralty, London (E16 2PN).
This arduous 313 mile cycle over 3 days follows the Trafalgar Way, the historic route that the Commanding Officer of HMS Pickle Lt John Richards Lapenotiere took on his return from the Battle of Trafalgar, this was to deliver news of the Victory of battle and of Admiral Lord Nelson’s death.
Day One - Falmouth to Exeter 113 miles
Day Two - Exeter to Salisbury 103 miles
Day Three - Salisbury to London 97 miles
Overnight accommodation can be provided on Thursday 12th, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September. Participants will have to provide their own sleeping bags. Participants are allowed to arrange their own accommodation if preferred, but must adhere to the times that the event organiser decides.
Upon arrival at The Admiralty it will be the participants responsibility to arrange accommodation/return home.
Support vehicles will accompany each team of cyclists and provide sustainment with ration packs/high energy snacks plus water throughout the day. Participants will have to provide their own Breakfast and Evening meal.
This event is limited to 30 participants that will be split into 3 teams of 10 cyclists. It is imperative that you are an experienced cyclist and have undertaken the necessary training to complete this event.
Care after Combat take no responsibility for any injury that may result from undertaking the Pickle Ride, you are encouraged to purchase your own personal accident insurance. Participants also agree to raise a minimum of £350 sponsorship.
Once you have signed up for the Pickle Ride more information will be provided. Any questions please email: Gavin@careaftercombat.org
All participants enter into this event of their own will, understanding the arduous nature of the event. As such they must be medically fit to participate and take full responsibility for their own personal health and fitness.
Throughout the event, participants will be checked for their suitability to continue on grounds of capability including their equipment and state of health. If any of the marshals and medical staff believe that the safety of the individual will be compromised by their continued participation, they reserve the right to ask that person or persons to stop. If that person or persons continue on the route they will no longer be officially participating in the event and Care after Combat and associates take no further responsibility for their participation and state of health.
In the event of an accident or illness whilst taking part in this event, I hereby give permission for Care after Combat staff to initiate medical treatment and to inform my Next of Kin in case of hospitalisation.
To the best of my knowledge I submit a true and accurate description of my medical history and current condition. I understand that I am taking part in an event in a remote and rural location where there will be a longer medical response time in the event of emergency. I agree to take part in this event at my own risk and will not hold Care after Combat responsible in the event or acute illness, injury or death.
Participants must agree to inform Care after Combat of any medical or other condition that might affect their ability to take part in the event.