Back to News


Saddle up and sign up for Dougie Mac’s Bike Ride!

Dougie Mac’s annual bike ride will return on Sunday 8th September for cyclists of all ages and abilities and participants will once again have the opportunity to choose between two beautiful routes.

The shorter, 49 mile route will see participants ride out of the city through Whitmore and Loggerheads towards the Shropshire town of Market Drayton before heading northward through the beautiful Shropshire and Cheshire countryside to Nantwich. They’ll then return to Stoke through Keele.

For more experienced cyclists, Dougie Mac’s longer 108 mile route heads out of Stoke-on-Trent through Baldwins Gate and Woore to Whitchurch. Continuing west via Ellesmere, cyclists will cross the border into Wales and head on to Llangollen, before returning to The Potteries through Nantwich. Along the route, cyclists will take in the beautiful countryside of Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire.

Deborah Vickers, Head of Business and Events Fundraising at Dougie Mac, said, “We’re always excited for our Bike Ride. We love watching everyone set off early in the morning and then eagerly await their return throughout the day. Our cyclists raise an incredible amount of money which is crucial to the care and support Dougie Mac provides to people in our local community. I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has already signed up for this event, and encourage cyclists of all ages to hop on their bike and fundraise for Dougie Mac.”

On the morning of the ride, all cyclists will start their journey from Michelin Athletic Club where they will be chip-timed – perfect for riders looking to improve their personal best times. Along their way there will be mechanical and medical support and water stations to help cyclists on their journey.

Cyclists can register for the bike ride now for £20, with a commitment to fundraising for Dougie Mac. Alternatively, there is an option to pay a £35 registration without the obligation of fundraising.

Deborah added, “No matter the route our cyclists take, I hope they have an amazing, fun journey, and return home safely while raising plenty of money to help us continue our care for people in our local community.”

For more information about Dougie Mac’s Bike Ride on Sunday 8th September, go to  where you can also sign up.