Why has the 2022 event been Moved?
Everyone on the Ciderthon team has worked incredibly hard to bring this event back over the last few years - after the disappointments of 2020 & 2021. We are trying to make the 2022 version the best one ever. We are absolutely gutted that we have to move the event again - this time thankfully it's not due to covid restrictions but other factors.
After many consultations with the local council and traffic authorities, we feel that the restrictions which we would have to impose on the events would make for a poor experience for you all. Essentially we are not able to give you more than 250ml during the event - taking the fun out of the ciderthon. We have been working hard to find a new venue where we can fill up your sample cups!
The event is moving from Sheppey's in Somerset to the Culden Faw Estate in Henley-on-Thames. the new date is the 20th August 2022.
The Culden Faw Estate is allowing us to provide bigger cider samples and more cider stations!
This huge, scenic estate will allow you to take as much time as you need to complete the course without being rushed or without the threat of roads reopening before you've finished. So you can run or walk the course, and enjoy spending time at the cider stations taking photos and enjoying yourself.
We have had to change the date from 8th May to 20th August.
Best Ciderthon Ever
Although it's not the event you may have expected, we are so excited that these changes mean this can be the best Ciderthon ever and you will get more bang for your buck and a more valuable experience.
Important Entry Info
If you are happy with the changes - You don't need to do anything! Your entry will be automatically transferred to the new event, so all you need to do is change the date in your diary.
If you can't make the new date - Reply to the email you received letting us know, and we will provide you with credit for a future Ciderthon event (up to the next 3 years!)
If you want to complete the event virtually - Reply to the email you received letting us know, and once you provide us with evidence of your run, we will post out your souvenir medal, t-shirt, collapsible cup, and cider!
I booked a bus or a parking space
If you booked a bus you can either keep the ticket and use the shuttle service in Henley or apply for a refund. If you booked a parking space then you will be refunded automatically.
The cost of the bus was £7 per person for a return journey and the car park was £10 per vehicle for a parking space. Please allow 5-7 business days for the refund to reach your account.
Why am I not automatically being offered a refund?
We are able to offer a full refund for bus and car parking spaces as that money would have directly covered the cost of those services; the cost of the bus hire and the cost of car park stewards. By cancelling the event at this stage we are not incurring those costs.
We are unable to automatically refund your ticket price since a lot of the costs that this covers have already been incurred: council permission to close the roads, applications for temporary event notices to serve alcohol and have music at the event, venue hire, medals, finisher t-shirts, branded sustainable cups for you to drink the cider out of, staff accommodation (that’s not refundable to us), staff time for the planning up to this late stage.
Like a lot of companies in the last 18 months we have suffered a great deal financially with cancellations, postponements and now trepidation about just booking an event in case it gets cancelled. The impact of Covid-19 is far reaching and we will all be feeling it for years to come. Please respect the difficult choice that we have had to make in cancelling this year’s event and support us in the future by choosing one of the options outlined above.