If your New Year resolutions include getting fit or raising money for charity this year, local disability charity Papworth Trust has the perfect fitness fundraiser for you. It is looking for people to take on a new cycling challenge which covers over 300 miles in 4 days.
The challenge will take place on 9-12 July 2015 and covers a new route from stunning Welsh countryside to the beautiful Suffolk coast. Cyclists will start at Papworth Trust’s Kerry Farm in Wales going through the Welsh countryside, over the border and into the English countryside, calling at historic cities and towns along the way. It will end at the Trust’s Waveney Centre, at the traditional seaside resort of Lowestoft on the east coast.
By taking part, the sponsored cyclists will be helping to support the wide range of essential services the Trust provides to disabled and older people throughout the eastern region and beyond.
Trust’s Fundraising Manager Jacqueline Cameron says,
“We are looking for people who are up for taking on an amazing challenge, meeting likeminded people, and cycling through some of England’s most beautiful countryside.
“If you’re looking for a cycling challenge with a difference then this cycle challenge is for you. All funds raised by the cyclists will help us to be able to provide essential support for disabled and older people. Join us and make a real difference to people’s lives.”
Food and accommodation
Registration costs £95 and each rider will be expected to raise at least £995 in sponsorship. In return the Trust will provide competitors with:
- 3 nights’ accommodation in Worcester, Northampton and Cambridge
- Lunch and dinner on Day 1
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Day 2
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Day 3
- Breakfast and lunch on Day 4
- Support vehicles
- Mechanical support and a supply of basic spares
- Fully marked route
- T-shirt and water bottle for all cyclists who raise £1000 before the event
- Comprehensive support for individual riders to include:
- Training/fundraising advice
- Login to online forums
- Sponsorship collection
- Support of experienced fundraisers before and during the event to help riders reach their sponsorship target
How to register
You can find out more and register for the cycle challenge by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01480 357 206. When you’re ready to start fundraising please visit www.justgiving.com/papworth to set up a JustGiving page for the event.
– See more at: www.papworthtrust.org.uk
To register online for the Country to Coast ride, go to: www.doitforcharity.com
About Papworth Trust
Charity Papworth Trust offers essential support and care to disabled and older people, their families and carers. We help people of all ages to live independently in their own homes, to learn new skills, and to find and keep jobs that are right for them. To find out more please go to www.papworthtrust.org.uk.