Transaid has announced the launch of our biggest ever cycle challenge, Land's End to John O'Groats, inviting riders from across the industry to saddle up and take on this epic 972-mile journey – with options for teams of riders to share the challenge.
Potential riders can either sign up to tackle the 12-day adventure solo, or companies or groups of friends can elect to split into a four-person relay team. Individual riders can also elect to take part in a three-day or six-day leg of the journey.
Florence Bearman, Transaid's Head of Fundraising, said: “Our cycle challenges have been taking place since 2006 and continue to grow in popularity each time. The plan was always to do something special to mark our 20th anniversary, and we hope holding the event here in the UK will mean as many supporters as possible can saddle up and join us for what is going to be something really special.”
The target is to raise £200,000 which will go towards our life-saving work in sub-Saharan Africa, where we work to improve commercial driving standards and ensure improved access to healthcare.
Individual cyclists signing up to do the challenge end-to-end pay a £250 registration fee and raise a sponsorship pledge of £2,750. For a single stage of the challenge, there is a £150 registration fee and commitment to raising at least £1,250. Teams of four riders riding one stage each will pay a group registration fee of £400 and must raise at least £4,000 collectively.
Places are expected to go quickly, with a number of teams already interested. There are also a range of sponsorship opportunities available. To find out more, please click here or contact Harry Wells - firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7387 8136.