Cycle Swarm | Norwich City Community Sports Foundation

30th June 2024
08.00am
Norwich City Football Club

Cycle Swarm is back!

Join us for a scenic 25- or 50-mile ride that starts and finishes at the home of Norwich City, Carrow Road Stadium. All riders are welcome, so whether you’re new to cycling or an experienced cyclist, there is a route to suit!

There is no entry fee for those cycling for the Foundation, however, we do ask all riders to raise a minimum of £100 – we will need to see evidence of this on the event day. 

If you’d like to pay to ride, the entry fee is £20 and £15 for under-16s.

What you will get

For any queries or enquiries, contact us at [email protected]

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If you’d like to pay to ride, the entry fee is £20 and £15 for under-16s.

There is no entry fee for those cycling for the Foundation, however, we do ask all riders to raise a minimum of £100 – we will need to see evidence of this on the event day. 

Cycling for the Foundation also entitles you to a number of fundraising incentives, as follows:

  • Raise £200 – Photo signed by a Norwich City FC player
  • Raise £350 – 2 x ground tour tickets
  • Raise £450 – Norwich City FC pennant signed by the first team
  • Raise £600 – 2 x Norwich City FC match day tickets (game choice subject to availability)
  • Raise £700 – Norwich City FC football signed by the first team
  • Raise £800 – Norwich City FC shirt signed by the first team
  • Raise £1,500 – Signed & framed Norwich City FC shirt
  • Raise £2,500 – 2 x Norwich City FC match day hospitality tickets (game choice subject to availability)

You will not be alone out there! We have numerous mechanics and rest areas along both routes to ensure you can access any assistance or breaks required.

The routes will also be well sign posted so you don’t have to worry about getting lost!

 

The 50-mile cyclists will set off first between 8:00 am and 8:30 am.

The 25-mile cyclists will set off just after, between 8:30 am and 9:00 am.

Please note that these routes are subject to change in case of roadworks or any potential safety issues.

Parking at the stadium will cost £5 and every penny will go to the Community Sports Foundation.

You can purchase parking when you sign up, but hurry – spaces are limited!

The kit list is anything and everything you normally have on a cycle!

A bike and helmet are an absolute must (we hope this is self-explanatory).

You may bring any other accessories at your discretion, such as a gel seat, padded cycling shorts, hydration or energy gels – whatever makes you comfortable!

While it’s not essential, we recommend you bring a puncture repair kit, inner-tube, and a multi tool to get yourself out of trouble. 

We would advise that you build up your training with regular medium-distance cycles, progressing to longer distances. While it’s great to get into the gym and use a turbo bike, we recommend getting outdoors at every opportunity!

Cycling sections of the route in the build-up to the challenge is also very useful; you’ll experience different surfaces and inclines that you will encounter en route.

Coastal Construction prizedraw

Coastal Construction prizedraw

Enter the Cycle Swarm this year and you could win executive tickets for a Canaries fixture, courtesy of Coastal Construction.

The lucky winner drawn from anyone that signs-up to a challenge event in 2024, will receive four tickets for a home fixture in Coastal Construction’s executive box next season.

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FAQs

Is there a minimum age requirement?

Yes – the minimum age for this event is 12 years old. Any under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Will there be feed stations?

 Yes, there are feed stations on route. 

Will the roads be closed?

No, this event takes place on public open roads. Please make sure you are familiar with the High Way Code!

What if I have a mechanical issue?

We have a mobile mechanic around the route who will be able to assist you. We recommend you bring a puncture repair kit, inner-tube, and a multi tool to get yourself out of trouble. 

Is this event a race?

No, this event is not a race.  

Will the route be sign posted?

Yes, please follow the cycle swarm arrows on route and will also send out GPX files for your devices. These are subject to change due to safety reasons. 

What if I can’t finish?

When signing up you will be given an emergency phone number. You can call us in an emergency. We recommended downloading what3words, to help us pinpoint your location.

 

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