The Bythams with Careby and Creeton Sponsored Ride has taken place on the Grimsthorpe Estate in early May every year since 2003. The event started after the Bythams Hunter Trials were deemed to be too costly and time consuming to run.
The History of the Sponsored Ride page provides greater details of how the event came about.
P A S T E V E N T S
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BCC Ride AGM (added : 30/08/15 : MG)
The BCC Ride AGM will take place in Little Bytham Village Hall on Wednesday 8 July 2015 at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend. If you’d like to see what’s involved and perhaps be part of next years event please come along!
For more information, please contact …
Tel: +(0)1778 590350
New BCC Ride logo! (added : 30/08/15 : MG)
The BCC Ride website is proudly displaying the groups new logo …
This replaces their previous logo …
Annual Charity Horse Ride in Grimsthorpe Park (added : 07/04/11 : MG)
From the Glenside News (March 2011) …
Monday 2 May 2011
If you ride – its an event not to miss.
8, 12 and 15 mile courses in beautiful Grimsthorpe Park (all off public roads)
Proceeds go to Careby, Creeton, Castle Bytham and Little Bytham Churches and Riding for the Disabled
Would you like to help run the event? (You don’t need to be horsey!)
Fancy helping with …
Marshalling on the Day? Call Elaine: 01780 410515
Raffle? Call Andrew: 01780 410305
Making a Cake for the Refreshment Stop? Call Susie: 01778 590637
Farewell to the Hunter Trials? (added : 02/04/03 : MG)
It is unfortunate that one of the first articles or pieces of information about the Hunter Trials we have included on theBythams website has to be rather sad news.
From the pages of the Glenside News (April 2003)…
The advertisement for help with the Hunter Trials in last months Glenside News should have started alarm bells ringing somewhere in our community. Plainly it didn’t and the end result could be our loss.
That the Committee has decided in the face of rising costs, faltering enthusiasm and dwindling support, they can no longer run the Trials in the way in which they have been run should not surprise us. The stringent enforcement of Health and Safety rules together with the changes in professional cover do nothing to aid a small event run on an entirely voluntary basis.
For the last 20 years, the Bythams with Creeton and Careby Hunter Trials have been the largest annual fund raising event in our Parishes, providing much needed capital for our Parochial Church Councils and local charities. That help is needed more than ever, a fact recognised only too well by the Hunter Trials Committee, and we understand that they plan to hold an event that is less manpower intensive and less onerous in its execution.
This is to be a Sponsored Ride that will take place on the same day, 4th May 2003, and at the same location, Grimsthorpe Estate. Plainly, receipts will not be as high as in earlier years but we all could and should provide our support to ensure that some sort of event continues to run in furture years. ”
Added : 02/04/03 : MG
Last Updated : 30/08/15 : MG