Category Archives: Charity Events

Roland’s Ride

Darlington Mowden Park R.F.C and SG Petch have teamed up to organise two charity bike rides to raise funds for the ‘My Name’5 Doddie Foundation’, set up by Doddie Weir (the former British & Irish Lions, Scotland and Newcastle Falcons rugby star), who was diagnosed with MND in 2017.  The rides will take place on Sunday 5th May 2019 starting and finishing at the Mowden Park Arena in Darlington. The 100km will start at 8.00 am and the 50km at 10.00 am with routes around North Yorkshire. There will be family activities taking place at the stadium in the afternoon.

The idea was the brainchild of Peter Rees, an SG Petch customer and Mowden member whose friend Roland is also suffering from MND and was a keen cyclist – hence the event is called Roland’s Ride.

The cost of entry is £50 payable online as per the application and this money will go to the foundation; each participant will also receive a specially made cycling jersey* at the start of the event as shown below.

To take part in this event simply make your ride selection, fill out your details and pay your entry fee. Every rider gets a jersey.

* NOTE : The cutoff point to receive your cycling jersey on the day is February 28th 2019

Full details and entry form can be found here.

LEJOG – Land’s End to John O’Groats

Today a group of CWCC riders and friends (the “Old Scrotes to John O’Groats”) begin their attempt to ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats. They plan to do this over the course of nine days on the following schedule:-

  • Day 1, Friday 16 June, Land’s End to Iddesleigh, 122.3 miles.
  • Day 2, Saturday 17 June, Iddesleigh to Clifton, 114.3 miles.
  • Day 3, Sunday 18 June, Clifton to Burton on Trent, 127.8 miles.
  • Day 4, Monday 19 June, Burton on Trent to Easingwold, 117.3 miles.
  • Day 5, Tuesday 20 June, Easingwold to Rothbury, 118.7 miles.
  • Day 6, Wednesday 21 June, Rothbury to Edinburgh, 98.8 miles.
  • Day 7, Thursday 22 June, Edinburgh to Kincraig, 126.7 miles.
  • Day 8, Friday 23 June, Kincraig to Helmsdale, 107.0 miles.
  • Day 9, Saturday 24 June, Helmsdale to John O’Groats, 53.1 miles.

On a map it looks like this.

The ride is in support of the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign (MCAC). If you want to support this charity you can do so via the following  JustGiving page.

The group have their own Blog and Facebook page so hopefully they’ll be able to keep us posted on their progress.

On day 5, Tuesday 20th, they will be passing through the north east. It would be great to have as many Wheelers as possible out on the road to support them. They’ll be using the following route and they will be setting off from Easingwold about 8:30 am. We’ll put more information on here and an Facebook closer to the time.

Best of luck!

 

Charity Ride – Captain Cook Square – Wed 3 June 2015

This is a charity event that Middlesbrough Environment City (MEC) are co-ordinating whereby groups of riders plan to cycle the distance of Lands End to John O’Groats on static bikes in one day. The charity is for Cervical Cancer Screening awareness.

The challenge will take place on Wednesday 3rd June in Captain Cook Square, Middlesbrough. There will be six bikes racking up the 874 miles, which equates to an average of 145 miles per bike between 6am and 10pm (a period of 14 hours – average speed of just over 10mph continuous cycling).

The intention is that people from different organisations/workplaces and the community to attend on the day and cycle for short sessions to get the miles up. This is likely to mean a low average (as people stop/start and not really put some power in), so the organisers are looking for people to volunteer to put some fast paced miles in to keep the target on track, particularly in the early morning and late evening when finding willing participants may be a struggle!

The organisers are trying to allocate volunteers to half hour slots during the day. If you’re willing to volunteer for one (or more) of these slots please get in touch with Chris Orr. Chris is Middlesbrough Council’s Cycling Officer and can be contacted on 01642 728196 or chris_orr@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

Spread the word – the more the merrier.

Charity Ride – Reminder

Just a reminder that club member, Derek George, is undertaking a charity ride this weekend, see below :-

Derek George writes :-

Some of you are aware I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer back in December 2011 and underwent a radical prostatectomy, meaning I had an operation to remove the whole of my prostate gland, in February 2012.

It is three years since the operation and with a PSA level virtually undetectable at my last check up in February.

I still suffer some side effects from the operation. This is likely with being overweight, which I hoping it to be, else another operation might be needed.

Anyway, in a bid to highlight this disease I decided to enter the Moors and Shores Adventure Cross 2015. I’ll be doing the 60 mile Massif ride. This is an off road challenge from Dalby Forest to Scarborough and back, mainly on old railway lines, and takes place on Sunday, April 12th.

I have chosen two charities to raise money for – Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance (NCCA UK) and Prostate Cancer UK. The choice is yours.

Gaby Alderson’s JustGiving page for NCCA UK is here.

My JustGiving page for Prostate Cancer UK is here.

Thank you for reading.

Derek

Charity Ride

Derek George writes :-

Some of you are aware I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer back in December 2011 and underwent a radical prostatectomy, meaning I had an operation to remove the whole of my prostate gland, in February 2012.

It is three years since the operation and with a PSA level virtually undetectable at my last check up in February.

I still suffer some side effects from the operation. This is likely with being overweight, which I hoping it to be, else another operation might be needed.

Anyway, in a bid to highlight this disease I decided to enter the Moors and Shores Adventure Cross 2015. I’ll be doing the 60 mile Massif ride. This is an off road challenge from Dalby Forest to Scarborough and back, mainly on old railway lines, and takes place on April 12th.

I have chosen two charities to raise money for – Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance (NCCA UK) and Prostate Cancer UK. The choice is yours.

Gaby Alderson’s JustGiving page for NCCA UK is here.

My JustGiving page for Prostate Cancer UK is here.

Thank you for reading.

Derek