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  • Ride for Eric 2016

    May 5, 2016

    Ride for Eric is back for 2016.

    On Sunday the 10th July, hundreds of riders will take to the roads of Sheffield to take part in the third Ride for Eric extravaganza.

    With a variety of routes to suit those wanting everything from a leisurely day out to a challenging 100k cycle, RfE 2016 is set to be the biggest RfE event yet.

    Why Ride for Eric?

    RideforEric came about in response to the death of cyclist Eric Codling who was killed by a drunk and reckless driver, whilst cycling on Whirlowdale Road on November 3rd 2013.

    Eric’s friends and family simply wanted to create an event to commemorate Eric’s life, and originally only expected close friends and family to take part.

    As word got out, more and more people wanted to participate. Whether it was because they wanted to respectfully mark Eric’s passing, or to simply enjoy a day out in the leafy suburbs of Sheffield and stunning Derbyshire countryside – everyone who participated was free to challenge themselves, and make a statement about cycling safety and society’s attitude to safety.

    Here’s what Eric’s wife, Karen, had to say in 2014.

    The inaugral RideforEric took place on Sunday the 21st of September 2014 and exceeded the expectations of all involved.

    With riders taking part from all over the country, the RfE ride has gained national exposure, with television, radio and press coverage, and was even commended for an award for its phenomenal social media campaign.

    No one could have imaged all of the good things that have been created in Eric’s name, since that first ride.  The trustees have founded the RideforEric Trust, primarily to promote safe cycling activities and maintain a bereavement counselling service run by the Cavendish Cancer Care, but also to encourage others to create similar events.

    To sign up for this year’s ride, click here.