Fundraising Events

September 25 2016

Chalke Valley Cycle Ride


The ride was a resounding success with 150 cyclists enjoying a fabulous day in the beautiful rollings hills of the Cranbourne Chase. The feedback was tremendous and over £5500 was raised. Thanks to everyone who participated. 

The next Chalke Valley Cycle ride will be SEPTEMBER 2018 – plenty of time to train! 


The route for this one-day ride from Horatio’s Garden Salisbury takes in the stunning Chalke Valley to the South West of Salisbury through the AONB of the Cranborne Chase. There are three options this year: 18 miles, 25 miles and 45 miles. All share the first 8 miles together.

Registration will be from 9am in the garden and a full briefing at 9.30am.


Individuals or teams are welcome!

The minimum age for riders is 12 yrs and 12-16 yr olds must be accompanied by an adult.  Sponsorship is encouraged but not essential. 

Cost £35 to include basic mechanical back up and first aid support, drinks and snacks on the ride and burgers, teas and cakes at the finish at Horatio’s Garden.

Entry for hand cyclists is free of charge.

Participants, friends and relatives are welcome in the garden. If they would like to volunteer to help on the day, please contact us.

Ride Information

Whether you choose the 18 mile, 25 mile or 45 mile ride please make sure you have done some appropriate training! The ride will all be on tarmac roads.

Please contact us if you have any concerns about the route or your fitness level.

Bikes and Repairs

We recommend you use a road or hybrid bike. E-bikes are welcome!

It is your responsibility to check your bike carefully before the ride and make sure it is in full working order. Please carry a puncture repair kit or spare inner tube with you.

You must wear a helmet at all times on the ride.


We suggest you wear lycra clothing and dress according the the weather forecast.

Horatio’s Garden bespoke cycle shirts are available for pre-order!

The ride is not a race and we ask everyone to respect the other cyclists and support each other through the day.

You will be asked to complete the medical questionnaire in order for us to be sure this is the right ride for you.

If you would like to register to take part in the Chalke Valley Cycle Ride, please click here.

For Hand Bike registration please click here.

To buy one of our extremely flattering and cool (in every sense) Horatio’s Garden cycle shirts, click here!






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