Bike Rides for Charity
Why not start 2015 off by setting yourself a challenge to complete a charity bike challenge by the end of the year? There’s an event to suit all fitness levels, and you will find cycling all the more fulfilling when you know it’s going to a good cause.
London to Reading Bike Ride – Sunday 29th of March 2015
The London to Reading ride is great for those who are looking for a smaller but still rewarding challenge. The 40 mile ride takes you from the outer fringes of London to the beautiful countryside, and then finishes in Christchurch Meadows in Reading. For those riders just starting out, this is the perfect route, and you support the British Heart Foundation along the way. Visit www.bhf.org.uk for more information.
The Cambridge 100 and the Cambridge 50 – Sunday 3rd of May 2015
Taking you through Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire & towards the Norfolk coast, this circular ride allows you to choose between two lengths, 100 miles or 50 miles. This is a perfect ride for all ages and fitness levels, and you get to take in the gorgeous countryside as you raise money for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre. For more information and for registering, visit the Prostate Cancer Research Centre website.
Challenge Cancer London to Brighton – Saturday 26th of September 2015
This scenic ride is a great for everyone, whether you are a novice or a die-hard cyclist. The 100km may seem daunting at first, but there are many options for cyclists to make the ride a bit easier. It begins at Smithfield’s Market in Central London, and takes you down to the coast of Brighton. You can choose to do either the day or night legs, or you could even do the round trip, completing 200km in total. If you do choose the night leg, it is especially important to remain visible. Make sure you have your high visibility gear on so you can enjoy the ride safely! Visit the Cancer Research UK website to sign up.
Raising money by taking part in bike challenges can be hugely rewarding, but remember that your safety should always come first: pace yourself, stay hydrated and always wear appropriate high visibility gear; especially if you’re riding at night!