The Fool’s Errand VII

The 7 Year Itch!

A Fantastic 65km or 120km Cycle Sportive


The Fool’s Errand is back on Sunday 8th April 2018

In 2017 we showed you the Joy of SIX with two fantastic routes that provided some amazing feedback. In 2018 we plan to put you in seventh heaven with another instalment of the Fools Errand Cycle sportive. Because of the growing popularity of the event and the number of ‘Friends of the Fools’ that join us each year, we have again had to set the event size to a maximum of 600 riders. Please don’t delay in signing up as we don’t want you to miss out.

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For those of you who haven’t joined us before The Fool’s Errand is an amazing Kent sportive which allows you to experience the best of the Garden of England; lush farmland, cultivated country estates, fruitful orchards and world-renowned hop gardens!

There are two routes to choose from, our Foolish 65km or Foolhardy 120km routes!

The Foolish 65km – A beautiful route over the Kent Downs. If you’re new to cycling and looking for your first adventure, then this is definitely the route for you.

The Foolhardy 120km – Taking in even more of the stunning Kent countryside and a couple more hills, this is a brilliant route for all cyclists looking for a challenge!

All proceeds from The Fool’s Errand will help to provide life-changing adventures for disadvantaged children and young people. By taking part you will allow children trapped by poverty to experience the outdoors in an inspirational way; building their confidence and creating happier, healthier young people with a brighter outlook for their futures.

When does it start?

  • Registration – 07:00 – 09:30
  • Riders start – 08:00 – 09:45

What does it cost?

Online and pre-event registration

  • 65km – £19
  • 120km – £29

Registration on the day – Online registration will save you time on the day.

  • 65km – £20
  • 120km – £30

NB: Please make sure you have cash for on the day registrations.

Final event information

Please read this document for all timings and final information Fool’s Errand Participant Final Instructions 2018

Please click on the following links to see the routes in more detail and you can also download the gpx files for the routes from the links below –

The route cards for both routes can be downloaded on the links below.

Download the .gpx route files 

What’s included?

  • Arrowed routes
  • Ample car parking at HQ
  • Electronic ride timing
  • Refreshment station en route
  • Refreshments pre and post ride, including our famous Fools Chilli at the finish
  • Mechanical support
  • A welcoming and friendly atmosphere!

If you are looking for your first sportive of the year or your first one ever then sign up now. We have a great mixture of a fantastically friendly atmosphere surrounding a professionally organised and prepared event that caters for everyone. Really the only thing ‘foolish’ about the event would be choosing not to join us.

For more information contact the Wide Horizons Events Team on 0845 600 65 67 or email events@widehorizons.org.uk or download our flyer.