Welcome to the Inaugural Ben Gautrey Foundation ‘On Road Leisure Ride’ Charity Bike Rides’

Sunday 19th  August 2012

The 2 Ben Gautrey Challenge events are either a flat 30km or a more challenging 50km

Starting and finishing at Meols Hall, Botanic Road, Churchtown.

Both anti clockwise routes take in some of the quietest roads in the area which riders’ of any ability will enjoy.

The shorter 30km route is easily achievable by anybody and will appeal to family groups/less experienced riders’ for example, and can be puntuated with a few stops at the numerous pubs on the route.

The longer 50km route will rquire more fitness as the longer route and more challenging terrain could catch any total novices out, again there are several pubs and cafe`s which can punctuate the route should you choose.

The quiet nature of this area and roads will ensure you can explore the area in peace, giving you the chance to take in the constant changing landscape and enchanting views.

The thing both rides have in common is they are quiet routes through the beautiful local countryside we sometimes take for granted.  Maps available on British Cycling website for both routes.

Flickr photographs for both the 50K and 30K rides can be accessed http://www.flickr.com/photos/31499657@N03/sets/72157630209065220/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/31499657@N03/sets/72157630208504870/



Benjamin Gautrey

Benjamin Gautrey, sadly lost his life on August 29th 2011 at Cadwell Park Race Circuit. Ben was riding in the Metzeler Superstock 600 Class with MWR Kawasaki.

Ben started his racing career with the Aprilia Superteens and progressed to the Aprilia 450 Championship, which he won in 2011.

The vision of ‘The Foundation’ is to support young riders who take the same route into racing that Ben did.

‘The Foundation’ will support sport from grass root level and will promote the sports in which Ben was so passionate. Ben was involved in Gymnastics from the age of 4 to 17, he was an advanced gymnast competing and winning Competitions. Ben played Football for Southport Juniors and Ainsdale Juniors and had been fortunate enough to be on trial with Liverpool Academy and Preston North End. Ben played cricket for Southport Trinity and represented his county, Sefton, where he had been selected as Captain. Ben had also been a Junior Member of the Hesketh Golf Club in Southport.  Ben was a natural athlete and capable to a high level in numerous disciplines.

Along with Ben’s College Course in Southport where Ben studied Engineering he was also participating in an ‘Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence’ at Loughborough College.

Ben was recognised as an ‘Elite Athlete’.

Ben was a very talented young man in many ways and was the first to help others.

Through his ‘Foundation’ we aim to help as many young sports people as possible in the hope that they can achieve their dreams just like Ben was.


For more information please click link to Ben’s site http://www.thebenjamingautreyfoundation.org.uk/

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