A bit of a heads up on a charity ride being organised by our friends at Bikeworks. Staff at the cycling social enterprise business are riding through four countries in three days as they aim to raise money for their own All Ability Cycling project.
Some weeks ago we brought you news of the Tour de Latitude an organised ride set up by the Give2Go organisation to try and encourage festival goers to cycle their way to the Latitude music and arts festival in Henham Park, Suffolk. Thanks to Give2Go and Latitude promoters Festival Republic, we have a pair of tickets to give away for the Tour De Latitude ride and the full four days of The Latitude Festival.
With summer approaching the up-coming musical festival season will be up and running with events starting from May onwards. Over recent years, the more environmental friendly of promoters and organisers have been encouraging festival goers to cycle to their events by offering secure cycle parking facilities and dedicated campsites for cyclists.
A special mention for a charity ride being undertaken by an individual on today’s blog. The ride by Daniel Eley for Spinal Research is not like any normal bike ride as it is being completed via a Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Bicycle.
Disability cycling can be tough, tougher than actual cycling in some cases. People with certain disabilities such as spinal injuries use hand cycles, where the power comes from the arms rather than the legs of an individual as on a bicycle. It requires a lot of upper body strength.
With just over a week to go in our charity auction for charity partner Cycle a Difference/Newborns Vietnam, the great news is that we have added loads more items to the auction with some more donations from people in the cycling industry.
Charity-run bike rides appear to be booming. A fact highlighted by the recent announcement from Action Medical Research that it will be running 25 rides in 2012 including three new ones exclusively for women (link to website here).
Bit of a heads up on a charity ride for later on in 2012 that could combine your love of your football team with the love you have for cycling.
Anyone watching the recent Frozen Planet series on BBC 1 will realise that attempting to get to the South Pole is no easy task. Since the first explorer, Norway’s Roald Amundsen, reached the geographic South Pole in 1911, there have been countless other successful attempts but never someone using a bike to get there.
On December 2, five men will be hopping on their bikes to take part in a three-day charity ride from Liverpool to Grimsby. Nothing unusual here, except that these blokes will be doing the rides on Raleigh Chopper bikes and all will be dressed up as Father Christmas.