b-2-b cycle challenge
Welcome to the Eagle One Annual Charity Cycle Challenge.
Please join us in our inaugural challenge on12th & 13th July - cycling nearly 200 miles in just two days from the Boardman Performance Centre (at The Valley, Evesham) to the stunning East Devon fishing village of Beer.
The aim of our challenge is simple - bring people together with a love for cycling and the opportunity to raise money for great causes.
Friday & Saturday 12/13th July
Day One: A quick tour of The Boardman Performance Centre/TheValley followed a pleasant 80 mile trip through the Cotswolds and onto Bristol Harbour (via the Eagle One Bristol office to pick-up supplies!).
Day two: A ‘bumpy’ and long 115 miles via the Mendip and Blackdown Hills, taking in Eagle One HO at Exeter Science Park, and tea stop + photo opp at our chosen charity - The Hollow Lane Club (Exeter) - followed by a scenic, but challenging last leg along the East Devon coastline to the stunning fishing village of Beer (for a well earned….beer!).
The Hollow Lane Club supports children and young people with complex disabilities through a year round programme of clubs and activities that provide them with opportunities to socialise and engage in fun and recreational activities with support and guidance from playworkers. Activities run at Ellen Tinkham School in Exeter and at Bidwell Brook School in Dartington.
Our aim is to raise a min of £1,500 which will pay for an annual membership at Paignton Zoo for all the children and to provide essential funds to cover core running costs - the hope is to raise much more than this so we can make a real and tangible difference to a charity that is in real need of our support.
Here is the link to our justgiving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/eagleoneannualcharitycyclechallenge
FAQ’s | contact
How many riders and how quick will you be travelling
For our inaugural event, we’d love to attract a minimum of 20 riders to join us. It’s not a race, and we anticipate a mixed level of abilities, so please join us for the company and the enjoyment of the ride rather than how quickly you can complete it in.
I'm coming to ride with you. Where do I meet you? What time?
Fantastic, thanks, the more, the merrier! We're in the process of finalising our day-to-day accommodation, but as soon as it's confirmed we'll let all the riders who have signed up know the starting and destination hotels / B&Bs so you can make your arrangements. We're hoping to negotiate preferential rates. In terms of timings, the starting times will be confirmed to you closer to the day. The Valley is accessible by train and road; if you can get yourself there on day one, we will ensure you are returned a the end of day two/morning of day 3.
I'm riding with you. What do I need to bring?
If you're joining us on this huge adventure, then you will probably have taken part in a few multi-day cycling tours, and you'll know roughly what to expect, and what to bring. Firstly, you'll need obvious things like a bike and a helmet (which is a must please). Given the unpredictability of travelling at any time in Great Britain you should bring gear for all weathers, and lights, just in case. We will have a van and mechanic, who will carry a few spare parts in case of emergencies, but if you have any bits that are specific to your bike (like a mech hanger) then bring them and leave them in your day bag. Bring a method of payment in case of emergencies, and for roadside coffee and cake. If you're used to certain energy gels and bars, please bring and use your own. Essentially we'll provide you with water! And lastly please bring loads of moral support, fresh legs and at least three jokes that we haven't heard before.
Do I need to raise any money?
There are two ways for you, or your company can help us achieve our very modest target of £1,500 (which we hope to surpass!). It’s important to note we’re covering the costs of the ride ourselves to ensure we maximise the funds that will go directly to the charity.
1) Cyclists, we need your help! Join us on this epic ride for a day. We’re thinking £50 sounds fitting, so we’d like you to consider donating that, or whatever you can afford.
2) Don’t have a bike (yet!) then you can still support us via our JustGiving page and follow our progress online.
Thank you for your support.