Dying to live...not living to die...pedal on

In 2002 Neil Smith and Tony Spry took on the first Bobby on a Bike, cycling 1,800 miles down the West Coast of America, from Canada to Mexico. That first ride, those first inspiring moments, laid the foundation to what Bobby on a Bike has become.

Years later it’s going from strength to strength, raising money and awareness for numerous charities, inspiring others to achieve the unachievable, pushing the limits, by creating and taking on new challenges.

Those words spoken years ago - ‘Bobby on a Bike is only limited by the bounds of our imagination’ are as true today as they were then.

***Click here to see our previous events and fundraisers...all 15 years of Bobby on a Bike

From our first ride in 2002, Canada to Mexico...to our Ride Across the USA...

and our infamous 'May Rides'...

Not forgetting a few challenges on the water!

Upcoming Events

June 2017;
Our second Dragon Boat marathon event, this time we're upping the ante and attempting to paddle our Dragon Boat 125 miles along the River Thames, from navigable source in Wiltshire to London...NON-STOP!

September 2017; 
We are putting a small group together to head to Austria, for a week long adventure / activity trip. Building on our mountain bike skills with a few days throwing ourselves down mountains! Followed by some Alpine Hiking, White Water Rafting and a few other crazy things.

Easter 2018;

The Devizes to Westminster Canoe Marathon, the world's longest non-stop canoe event. 125 miles of Kennet and Avon Canal and River Thames, finishing in the heart of the capital, at Westminster Bridge.

May 2018;

And the 10th May Ride...after skipping a year, the infamous May Ride returns! Still as gruelling and challenging as ever.

May 2019;
14 years since we last cycled the 1,800mile of the Pacific Coast from Canada to Mexico, our team will head back to complete it again...

The Book

Police Officers, Neil Smith and Tony Spry had never undertaken anything like this before. Eighteen months of planning, training and fund raising lay behind them - ahead a 27 day ride to Mexico. The challenge was nicknamed ‘Bobby on a Bike’. 2005 saw the Bobby on a Bike team complete another Canada to Mexico ride, in less days, increasing their daily mileage.

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Our Story

The 6th ‘May Ride’ in aid of SSAFA 2013 Watch our story play

Our story so far

June 21 - 24 2015

Here's a snap shot of the bobby on a bike years up to 2012, please explore the rest of the site to find out more of what's gone on since.

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Featured Charitable cause...Tac's Rest

In 2015, we were able to purchase a holiday caravan at Brynrodyn. Now up and running, we are able to give to give free 'week stays' to families who may been through tough/difficult times.

Our 2016 events raised money to help with the running costs and enable us to provide further benefits to the families staying there...thus enhancing their experience.


Tac's Rest at Brynrodyn

Our Charities

  • American Lung Association
  • St Elizabeth Hospice
  • EACH
  • Break the Pattern
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • RNLI Lifeboats
  • Help For Heroes
  • Prostate Cancer UK

Our Supporters

  • Cycle Revolution
  • Anglian Home Improvements
  • Ashton KCJ