Rotary Club of Farnham 

Rotary Charity Cyclathon

Will take place on
18 March 2018 at

The Maltings, GU9 7QR

© Jo Sargeant



The arrangements for the main Cyclathon, with teams of individuals,
 are the same as for the previous Cyclathons.
There will be the same categories as before:


1. Adults (17 – 60)

2. Over 60s

3. Family (with at least one child)

4. Novelty Dressed

5. Schools (primary and secondary)


Outside of this main part of the event, there will also be 
timeslots available for organisations and bodies
wanting to raise funds directly for their own charitable
purposes (see below).

Funds raised by the main event, i.e. not for the Charter Teams’ charities
defined below, will be channelled into the
Rotary Club of Farnham Benevolent Fund (Registered Charity No 200435)
for distribution to local and international charities.


To register for the above categories, please download the application forms:

Categories 1 – 4:  click here (Word version), or here for a pdf version.

Category 5 (Schools): click here for the Word version, or here for the pdf version.


When application forms have been completed and signed, you can either
post to the address indicated on the form
or email a scan of the form to cyclathon@rotaryfarnham.co.uk 



Introducing Charter Teams


We are expanding the scope of the event by
inviting local organisations to use it as a means of directly
raising funds for their own charities and good causes.

Charitable bodies, clubs, schools etc are invited to register as Charter Teams.

Charter Teams will be allocated one or more of our time slots and
make their own fund-raising arrangements, retaining all the funds raised
for the charity or good cause of their choice.

If the organisation is not itself a registered charity, we need you to describe your

activities and objectives and the purposes for which you are raising funds. The Rotary Club of
Farnham reserves the right to decline applications without giving reasons.
Charter Teams can also be registered in one of the categories defined above and
take part in the competitions within those categories, but they do not have to do this.
Rotary requests a donation of £100 per timeslot to cover the
costs of staging the event and to make a contribution to the Rotary charities. The
funds raised by charter teams must be reported to Rotary after the event so
we can judge the outcome of the overall event and determine the total raised.

To register one or more charter teams, download the form by clicking here for the
Word version or here for the pdf version

When Charter Teams have been accepted, they should then proceed to register their
teams and riders on one of the forms linked in the first paragraph above.


Rules of the Competition

1.   Except for school teams, each team will consist of 4 people who will cycle for a total period of 50 minutes, each person cycling 12½  mins (but 10 mins for child(ren) in a family team, with the adults splitting the 30 or 40 mins required equally).

2.   School teams will comprise 5 children who each cycle for 10 minutes.

3.   For each timeslot, Rotary will appoint a marshal who will be required to ensure correct timings, record the distance of each rider at the end of his/her period and give a signed certificate of the team’s record to the Chief Marshal.

4.   The teams in each category that cycle the furthest will win their category prize. Teams that do not fit into a category can take part but will not be eligible to win a prize.

5.   Each team entry requires a deposit of £100 with a cheque payable to The Rotary Club of Farnham Benevolent Fund, to be deposited with the club by 15 February 2018 unless sponsorship of that amount has already been obtained via the MyDonate.com website in the name of the team or the team is being sponsored by a member of the Rotary Clubs of Farnham or Farnham Weyside.

6.   Teams are all urged to use the MyDonate website for their donations as far as possible as there is no charge or deduction made by MyDonate (though small charges are still made by the card companies). This form should be signed and posted to: Rotary Cyclathon, c/o The Spinney, Farnham Road, Ewshot, Farnham GU10 5AU.

7.   Entrants with a heart condition, high blood pressure or a condition requiring the avoidance of strenuous activity should check with their doctor that this event is not considered a risk.


Click here for General Guidance Notes on entering the competition

If you are going to get sponsorship from people who will give you cash or cheques,
use the Sponsorship Form – click here



Team Running Order
This table will be populated with the team names and coded to show
the category chosen by each team as applications are received and registered


Start Time

Cycle 1

Team Name

Cycle 2

Team Name

Team Name

Cycle 4/5
Team Name


Built to Last





Pilgrim Project (CT)



RC Weyside



Abbeyfield (CT)

Abbeyfield (CT)

Adept Cyclists



Whitlock & Friends

Bulldog Drummond

Farnham Town Council


Friends of Farnham Hospital and Centre for Health (CT)







Dempster Trust

Covers Return

Ladies Walking Trust








Abbeyfield (CT)





Hopping Hares

Hopping Mad














24 teams to date!


Team Categories and their colour codes

Novelty Dressed

Over 60s



School Age



CT = Charter Team

Italics indicates provisional booking pending deposit.



How to Support this Event if you’re not Entering a Team:

1.           Support Riders through Sponsoring them, and/or

2.           Make a donation to the funds


§        Go to our club donation page by clicking this link: https://mydonate.bt.com/charity/search-results.html?searchString=200435 ,

§        Follow the instructions for making a donation (“Donate Now”) indicating the name of rider or team you are helping in the “Personalised message” box.
Please note that you can only donate via the “Sponsor” button on the full page to riders or teams that have set up their own page for this.



Results of 2017 Cyclathonclick here