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Macmillan Cycletta Bedfordshire

When is the eventSaturday 20th June 2015 Where is the Event Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire

  • @Cycletta @HumanRaceEvents Excellent day today, well organised, scenic route and nice to meet a very gracious @v_pendleton. I'll be back!

    Susan Shyllon - @susanshyllon
  • Thank you to all the lovely ladies who came along to the sunny @Cycletta ride Woburn yesterday, a shame we can't we do it every weekend!

    Victoria Pendleton - @v_pendleton
  • My first sports event was the 2011 Cycletta...since then I’ve gone on to do sportives, duathlons, aquathlons, triathlons, swims & runs so it really did change things for me.

    Helen Dickens
  • Thank you @Cycletta @HumanRaceEvents for a fabulous event! Very pleased with my 40km time!

    Sarah Sampson - @mrssjsampson
  • @Cycletta loved today, thought I was going well until @vpendleton took me on a hill. More training required! Amazing event, well done all.

    Sarah Clewlow - @sarah_clewlow
  • Fantastic day @Cycletta on Sunday @31_tam did brilliantly & completed the challenge distance! #motivation #proudpt

    One Step Fitness - @OneStepFitness1
  • @Cycletta my best moment was finishing! Massage was great,goodie bags were fab :) Really well organised event,had an amazing day!

    Alison Calvert - @alicalvert
  • So proud of my wife, did the #cyclettabedfordshire on her own, 70km. Well done @pinny40 !

    Mrs Overton-Pinn - @ewokmuncher
  • Best bits of @Cycletta today: A young deer running by us Passing 'Witts End' - lol #littlethings The goodie bags The downhills!

    Aimee B - @Pinkboots80
  • Completed @cycletta in Woburn with @v_pendleton Great atmosphere and fab weather conditions. Congratulations everyone.

    Katherine Newman - @FabFitOverFifty
  • @Cycletta today's sportive in Bedfordshire was brilliant. Really well organised, and lots of well mannered cyclists (+ great goody bag!)

    Maddy - @MadeleineAdams3
  • The women only atmosphere is really welcoming and is a great idea to get people to try events – it certainly helped build my confidence to go on and do mixed events.

    Helen Dickens

Macmillan Cycletta Bedfordshire Event Information


Macmillan Cycletta is the UK’s leading series of women-only bike rides, designed for women of all ages and abilities. The series aims to celebrate women’s cycling and provide a fun, friendly environment to encourage more women to enjoy being on two wheels. Macmillan Cycletta Bedfordshire returns to the stunning Woburn Abbey for a fourth year in 2015.

As with any Macmillan Cycletta event, there is no obligation to fundraise if you want to take part. We would love you to raise as much money as possible to help the great work Macmillan do for those who are suffering with cancer. No portion of the entry fee goes directly to Macmillan, any money received by Macmillan comes from fundraising undertaken by participants.


5 for 4 CyclettaDISTANCES & PRICES

Early Bird: £25 (ends midnight 31st January)
Standard Entry: £28 (1st February to 21st May)
Late Entry: £33 (22nd May to closing date)
5 entries for the price of 4: £112

Early Bird: £35 (ends midnight 31st January)
Standard Entry: £38 (1st February to 21st May)
Late Entry: £43 (22nd May to closing date)
5 entries for the price of 4: £152

Early Bird: £39 (ends midnight 31st January)
Standard Entry: £42 (1st February to 21st May)
Late Entry: £47 (22nd May to closing date)
5 entries for the price of 4: £168

*All distances are approximate


•    A friendly and welcoming atmosphere
•    Distances suitable for riders of all abilities
•    Start the event with friends or people of the same ability
•    Route designed with safety at the forefront
•    Opportunity for bike hire
•    A large number of event marshals
•    Stunning host venue
•    Entertainment for spectators and children


•    Moto Marshalls to support you around the route
•    Free Car Parking
•    Well-stocked feed stations with sugary goods, energy products and water
•    Recovery Treatments in the Macmillan Cycletta Recovery Zone
•    Goody Bag
•    Finishers Medal
•    Electronic chip timing
•    Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line

PROVISIONAL START TIMES: Challenge 9:00am, Classic 9:20am, Novice 9:40am

AGE REQUIREMENT: Minimum Age 12 on event day (anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

LittleLife Scootathlon @ CyclettaThe LittleLife Scootathlon @ Macmillan Cycletta Bedfordshire is a mini fun triathlon for children between the ages of 4 and 8 where they scoot, bike and run. This will take place on the same day as the Macmillan Cycletta event so there will be something fun and entertaining for the kids to try while you take on a Macmillan Cycletta ride.


Event Information Pack and Maps

NOTE: Macmillan Cycletta event packs are sent in the post to all entrants. There is no need to register on the day of the event if you have received your pack.

 2015 Cycletta Bedfordshire

You can also download GPX, TCX or KML files for the route. Simply click on the buttons below to download.



Woburn Abbey, Woburn Park, Bedfordshire, MK17 9WA

BY CAR: Macmillan Cycletta Bedfordshire is located at Woburn Abbey which is approximately one hour's drive from London, Oxford, Cambridge and Birmingham.

Follow signs to Woburn Abbey from the M1 junction 12 or 13.

From the A5, follow signs to Woburn village. Woburn Abbey is signposted from here.

Parking and access to the deer park is free on the day of the event for all participants and spectators. You will however have to pay to enter the Abbey and Gardens, but we have secured a great discounted Macmillan Cycletta day rate.

Woburn Abbey is approximately 15 minutes from Flitwick train station. Please note however that there is no public transport directly available to Woburn Abbey.

Trains from London arrive at Flitwick at either 7.05 am or 8.05 am. The service is provided by First Capital Connect.

Trains from Bedford arrive at Flitwick at either 7.20 am or 7.58 am. The service is provided by First Capital Connect.

Flitwick train station has a taxi rank.

Bike Hire

British Bike HireIf you don’t want to transport your bike to and from a Macmillan Cycletta event or if you simply need a bike to ride on the day, British Bike Hire can offer three styles of hire bikes for Macmillan Cycletta events depending on your needs…

British Bike Hire Ferrari

Bike style 1 – suitable for the short distance/leisure rider. Available to hire for £20.

British Bike Hire Strada

Bike style 2 – lightweight hybrid bike suitable for the mid distance routes. Available to hire for £30.

British Bike Hire Revenio

Bike style 3 – the racing bike more suitable for the competitive rider and perfect for the longer distance routes. Available to hire for £50.

All bikes will be delivered to the start of the event where a member of British Bike Hire will be on hand to adjust and explain the workings of the bike. All bikes will be clean and serviced before the event and we will collect the bike at the end. You don't need to worry about getting your bike serviced and cleaned, and this gives you a good opportunity to ride a quality bike during the event.

For more information and to reserve a bike please contact:

Nutrition and Hydration

SpatoneFeeling tired?

Did you know 9 out of 10 women do not get enough iron from their diet?

Low iron levels can cause fatigue and tiredness making it hard for you to keep up with your training programme however one sachet a day of Spatone natural liquid iron has been scientifically proven to help top up your iron levels!

Request your free sample of Spatone here!

VitaCoco240 Keep hydrated!

Staying hydrated is crucial for achieving peak performance. Vita Coco coconut water promotes rehydration as well as refuelling as it provides carbohydrate as well as fluid.

Before exercise, your main priority is ensuring you are hydrated to have the best chance of putting in your best performance. During exercise, there are no hard and fast rules about how much to drink but, 400-800ml per hour will prevent dehydration and overhydration. After exercise, the sooner you start to replace the fluid the sooner you will recover. So make drinking your priority immediately after exercise.

Click here for more information on how to stay hydrated.

Charity and Fundraising

Macmillan - Official Charity of Cycletta eventsMacmillan Cancer Support are here to make sure no one has to face cancer alone. And with your help, no one will. You can make a difference to the lives of people living with cancer by using your Macmillan Cycletta challenge to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, Cycletta’s title sponsor & official charity partner. There is no minimum fundraising pledge, but £50 is a great initial target to aim for and is really achievable. £50 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for two hours, providing vital practical, medical and emotional support to people living with cancer.

All you have to do is say “yes” to joining Team Macmillan when you register and we will send you a fundraising pack to get you started! For advice on living with cancer click here.

Just GivingIf you’re looking for a way to make your event count, why not raise money for a cause you care about? Head to JustGiving, make a fundraising page in a few simple steps, and share it far and wide by email and social media.

Make your Macmillan Cycletta Bedfordshire JustGiving page

Macmillan Cycletta Bedfordshire Sponsors

Micro Scooter
Great Training Destinations in Switzerland
Human Race Wetsuit Shop
Wiggle - Official Retail Partner of Human Race
2015 London Cycle Sportive
2015 WomenOnly Challenge
Chiltern 100 Sportive -
Windsor Triathlon 2015

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