Seashell Bikefest 2020

20th September 2020

Running from 24 August to 20 September, the Seashell Sportive is going digital this year!  There's still time to get your lycra on and join Team Seashell on your bike this summer as we come to the end of our month-long Bikefest. 

Seashell Trust has been joined by the amazing people at INEOS Grenadiers to finish off our Bikefest month. We'll be marking the date of what should have been our Sportive, on Sunday 20th September, cancelled due to the global pandemic, and we have turned to the virtual roads of Zwift with INEOS Grenadiers Pro Cyclists Owain Doull and Ian Stannard leading our ride - join the event here

Participation in our Zwift ride is FREE but donations are welcome at our VirginMoneyGiving site To be in with a chance to win £1,000 off a bike* thanks to our friends at Pinarello, just set up a fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving and raise £50 or more. See our page for more details:

Don’t worry if the Seashell Sportive is not normally for you – this year there’s something for everyone.  We want to encourage everyone to get involved, so whether you’re a novice cyclist or a seasoned pro, choose your challenge or do all 3, and get pedalling! There are medals to be earned or prizes to be won, including 10 x £50 My Protein vouchers and some cycling goodies from our friends at Pinarello – just set up your fundraising page at Virgin Money Giving and let us know how you get on using #SeashellBikefest. Get involved on your own or as a family - it's up to you!

If you need any inspiration, one of our students, Tom, has been busy tackling the Bikefest challenge, cycling 1.6km a day for 30 days (the equivalent of the 50km sportive distance) and has been doing brilliantly! You can sponsor him here


Challenge 1

Cycle the equivalent of the Seashell Sportive epic route 100m in 30 days (just over 3 miles a day or 23 miles a week).  Record it on Strava (or other fitness app) and share your progress with us tagging Seashell Trust and using #SeashellBikefest – there’s a medal for everyone who completes the 100m and raises money via Virgin Money Giving.


Challenge 2

Let’s have your best Strava ‘drawing’ – plan your route and then ‘draw’ it while you’re out cycling. Record it on Strava and post it on social media for us to see, tagging Seashell Trust and using the hashtag #SeashellBikefest There’ll be a prize for our favourite – so get creative!


Challenge 3

Get out and about on your bike and join in our photo ‘scavenger hunt’.  Instead of finding items, you’ll need to take photos – how many of the following can you find?  We want to see you on your bike with the items from the list below. Tag Seashell Trust on social media and use #SeashellBikefest. There’ll be prizes for our favourite pics!


  • At the furthest point from Seashell Trust (SK8 6RQ)
  • At the highest point
  • With an animal in the background
  • Craziest cycling outfit
  • At sunrise or sunset
  • Best family ride photo
  • A place of worship/beautiful building
  • Best / worst weather ride
  • A well-known landmark
  • A beautiful landscape
  • Best picnic
  • Best bike modification/adapted bike



*£1000 off at Pinarello. Minimum spend £2000. Collect at Manchester store only.