Rourkie's Cat and Fiddle Challenge 2018

The nation's favourite charity bike ride.

Ride up the infamous Cat and Fiddle and raise money for Cystic Fibrosis.

Sunday 14th October 2018- Enter on the day from 8.00am til 10.00am.

RESERVE YOUR ENTRY NOW! 2018 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

About Rourkie's Cat and Fiddle Challenge

From The Brian Rourke Cycles shop in Stoke-on-Trent, this 55-mile route will take you through Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and the beautiful Peak District National Park, including the infamous 7-mile Cat and Fiddle climb which will leave you breathless not only from the cycling, but from the stunning scenery that surrounds you!

Everyone will receive a big welcome from Cystic Fibrosis Care and Brian Rourke Cycles at the finish followed by the now legendary home-baked goodies and a cuppa! This isn't a race, it's a fun run on two wheels, so whether it takes 2 hours or all day, everyone who is competent on a cycle is invited to join us.

Since this challenge was started in 2002 it has raised well over £650k for Cystic Fibrosis. Our very special thanks to Brian Rourke and his colleagues for staging this brilliant event and many other invaluable volunteers. We are also very grateful to every cyclist who has taken part in the event and, in doing so, has helped to contribute to finding a cure for CF.

You can enter online using the entry form below, or pop into us at the shop if you're passing by. There is an Early Riders entry fee of £20 until 31 September, then this fee increases to £25, so what are you waiting for? - Enter Now!!

Blue Whippet Paintworks - Cycle respray and renovation specailists - Are offering 10% discount for all riders, quote Surname and rider entered email in correspondence. BLUE_WHIPPET.COM

Bikmo Specialist Cycle insurers are providing discounted policies to riders, more details soon BIKMO.COM

All riders recieive a £10 discount, use link above or dicount code FIDDLE. CF Care also recive a donation, Thanks Bikmo!!!

Active Wash

This years Cat & Fiddle Challenge is proudly sponsored by Granger's Active Wash, who have generously donated £5000 to Cystic Fibrosis Care.

We would like to thank everyone at Granger's International for their support!

Active Wash is product of Granger's International

Active Wash

Stars rider's yet unconfirmed.
Guy Martin and Jason Kenny rode 2017

The fact he is officially the fastest cyclist in Britain won’t help him get around the challenging course, but the fact that he’s a very serious cyclist will. Guy rode a pushbike to 112.94 M.P.H. on Pendine sands to set a new British record. He has always had a love of cycling and is a very keen mountain biker and rides work most days doing around 40 miles a day on the Rourke fixie we have made for him, well the second one as the first one his smashed to pieces with a Rolls Royce Merlin engine!!! That’s Guy! Most think he’s mad for taking on the I.O.M. T.T. at speeds of 200 M.P.H. but cyclists will know he’s definitely mad for his love of riding 24 hour mountain bike races, on his own! Bonkers in my book! Obviously most know him for his motorcycle racing competing in all the World’s leading road race events including the Isle of Man T.T. T.V. is the other place you’ll see him, his down to earth no nonsense approach has gained him millions of fans. From ‘The Boat that Guy Built’ to the brilliant Channel 4 series ‘Speed’, just don’t call him a T.V. presenter, as he won’t let you forget he’s a truck mechanic and proud of it.

The Route

The Address of the shop, and the start of the event is;

Rourke Cycles.
194 Waterloo Rd
Stoke-on-Trent ST6 3HF

The route will be sign posted, or for riders with GPS cycle computers, we have prepared a route which you can download for use with your device.

Right click here and 'save link as' for GPX Or Download GPX from Map my Ride
Download KML

Handy Downloads
Here are some handy downloads if you prefer a paper copy of the route, or if you are looking to get sponsored for the event, we have included a Sponsorship form and Poster
Map Of The Route
Cue Sheet Of The Route
Event Poster
Sponforship Form
Safety Info

Jason Kenny C.B.E.

Jason needs no introduction, but with 6 Olympic Gold medals and 3 times World Champion, you’re not going to win the sprint to the Congleton sign! You’ll see him on his Rourkie, riding his first Cat challenge.



Online Registration Closed

Sorry, online registration is now closed .

Riders can still register on the day at, Bursley Road Community Centre (100 metres past Rourke's Cycle Shop - 194 Waterloo Road, Burslem, Stoke on Trent, ST6 3HF)

Registration is from 8.00am to 10.00am on 14 / 10 / 2018, and the entry fee is £25

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