Category Archives: Charity Events

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

Charity Bonanza, Sunday 7th December

It looks like we have a busy charity weekend coming up. Our main priority is to support club member Keith Alderson with his roller racing event to raise money for his granddaughter Gabriel on Sunday 7th at 3pm at New Marske sports centre. Simon Coates has been busy helping Keith to organise the event and has pulled together a fantastic list of prizes, it will be good fun for a good cause. £10 entry on the day to take part in the roller racing. Please bring friends and family plus your own bike.
Stockton wheelers also have a charity ride on the same day in support of their rider Andrew Blanch who sustained serious injuries in an accident last week. In the interest of supporting this and inter club relations we have decided to take the entire club run over there to take part. It’s just a steady 30 mile social ride starting from the Myton Pub in Ingleby Barwick at 09.30
So the Plan for the weekend is this!
Saturday 10am. Additional club run regular group meeting Ayton, ride leader Vince Kelly.
Saturday 10.30am. Steady steady group as normal. Ride leader Julie McNicholas.
Sunday. 08.50 Meet at Marton shops to ride over to the Myton at Ingleby Barwick via ladagate lane and the post house, or meet us on route or at the Myton before 09.30. Please wear wheelers kit if possible so we can put on a good show. I know this isn’t always practical in the winter. Anyone wishing to do a normal club run just meet at Ayton for 10am and sort yourselves out.
Main event! Sunday 3pm. Roller racing charity event. New Marske Sports and Social club, Gurney street, New Marske, TS118EG. Please be there before 3pm complete with bike and £10 if you wish to take part.
See you all at the weekend.

P.S. Anyone doing the Stockton charity ride and our roller racing event will be entered into a special raffle to win the Fibre Lyte carbon fibre clock!

P.P.S. Don’t forget we’re looking for volunteers to help out with the event (signing on, helping to steady the bikes, serving refreshments, etc.). You should still be able to take part too. If you can help out contact Simon Coates, Keith Alderson or any committee member.