Sunday 24th September 2017

JUMP AROUND BADMINTON PARK IN AID OF BADMINTON CHURCH AND THE BEAUFORT HUNT.
By kind permission of Their Graces the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort.


Entries

We are now open for entries to the Badminton Ride 2017, taking place on Sunday 24th September this year.

From 1st May, Online (preferred) and postal (not preferred but possible; see the Contact Us tab for details of the Entries Secretary) entries in advance of the event will be accepted up until 6pm on Monday 18th September 2017. Thereafter riders must enter on the day of the event in person at the Entries Tent. Advance entry fees are non-refundable under any circumstance, even in the unlikely event of the Ride’s cancellation.

The cost of advance entries will be £20 for riders aged 15 and over, and £15 for riders aged under 15. The cost of entries on the day will be £30 for riders aged 15 and over, and £20 for riders aged under 15.

Our Charity this year

The Ride’s chosen principal charity for 2017 is ‘The Great Badminton Church Restoration Fund’. Badminton Church is the Parish Church for the village and is run and funded by the community and its Parochial Church Council (PCC). Whilst being a fine Grade 1 Listed building, nature has been taking its toll on the fabric of the building since the last restoration in 1968 – 71. Although the roof is generally in good condition, the stonework around the top of the building in particular has suffered badly. Areas of masonry have become damaged and pieces have fallen away, and are in urgent need of repair. In places, water is seeping in and starting to cause damage to the interior. The top priority is to make safe the electrics and to install heating. Thereafter the priority is to make the church watertight, followed by internal redecoration of the damaged areas. Three phases are planned: Phase 1 (estimate £50K) is electrics and heating, and is underway; Phase 2 (estimate £80K) is external repair; and Phase 3 (no estimate as yet) is internal repair. Funding of all this work is reliant solely on donations and grants. The reasons that the Ride has chosen the Restoration Fund as its principal charity this year are not only that this is our local parish church that needs looking after, and so a very worthy cause, but that the Ride was originally established in the mid 1970s to support this very church. The Ride is thus reverting to its roots!
  • Bird's Eye View Take a look at the beautiful countryside and parkland that you will enjoy if you take part in The Badminton Ride 2017! Once the jumps are up later in September we hope to give you a glimpse of the many optional obstacles around this lovely course. Please click here for video. (2.4Mb)
  • Sponsorship Competition - Our sponsorship competition continues again this year, asking riders entering to also raise money for our chosen charity, the Church as mentioned above. Those who raise the most will get a prize on the day; there are 2 adult and 2 junior (under 15) prizes as follows:
     Adult 1st Prize: Tickets to Badminton Horse Trials 2018
     Adult 2nd Prize: Tickets to Badminton Horse Trials 2018
     Junior 1st Prize: £50 Wadswick Voucher
     Junior 2nd Prize: Spillers Polypad and £20 voucher
    To take part download Sponsorship Form - by clicking here. Complete it and bring it and money raised on the day.
  • Mailing List - If you would like to be on our mailing list, please register your email here. We are aiming to keep all registrants in touch by email with news of the event. We will be asking you to register your entry on this site in due course.
  • For map of course (2Mb) please click here
  • Connect Badminton Ride Facebook page


Contacts
Hon Secretary:
Nicky Roach, Ashwicke Grange, Marshfield, Chippenham, Wilts, SN14 8AE.
Telephone Number: 07889 649981. Email: nicky.sponsoredride@yahoo.co.uk

Entries Secretary (for all Entry enquiries and any postal Entry Applications. Note that the preferred Entry will be via this website):
Emily Small, 8 Corn Gastons, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0DR
Telephone Number: 07525-855124. Email: emily.small1@btinternet.com
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