UK Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge

UK Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge

Prevent Breast Cancer are excited to welcome our first charity ride of 2021 – UK Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge! 

Join the team for this iconic west to east cycle through the British countryside. Pedal to prevent and help us create a breast cancer free future.

 

 

Event date:  8th-10th Sept or 24th-26th Sept

Duration: 3 days (2 cycling days)

Distance: 137 miles / 220km

Difficulty Rating: 6/8

 

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrive at Penrith

Day 2 – Whitehaven to Alston (80 miles)

Day 3 – Alston to North Shields (60 miles)

For a more detailed itinerary click here.

 

HOW TO REGISTER…

 

FUNDRAISING & COST

There are two ways in which the cost of this trip can be covered. You can either fundraise for your trip through sponsorship or self-fund your trip.

With both options we’d like you to raise as much as you can to contribute funds to the incredible research done by Prevent Breast Cancer. Although this trip will be an incredible 3 days for everyone involved, it must also be remembered that its purpose is to raise vital funds.

 

SELF-FUNDING

The cost of the trip is £600 (including deposit). The payment to Chapeau Events will be in 2 instalments as follows:

  • £100 non-refundable deposit payable immediately to Chapeau Events to secure your booking
  • £500 payable to Chapeau Events 8 weeks before departure

In addition to the cost of the trip, we kindly ask that you fundraise what you can for Prevent Breast Cancer. The suggested sponsorship target of £450.

 

FUNDRAISING/ SPONSORSHIP

For those fundraising, the trip total (including deposit) is £600. This is broken down as follows:

  • £100 non-refundable deposit payable immediately to Chapeau Events to secure your booking
  • To have raised a minimum of £500 8 weeks prior to the event – we will be invoiced by Chapeau Events.
  • We suggest a total fundraising target of £950 by the event date, to ensure that Prevent Breast Cancer can dedicate funding to our ground-breaking research.

We are encouraging all cyclists to set up a page through JustGiving, click here to get started.

 

SIGN UP AND YOU’LL RECEIVE

  • A Prevent Breast Cancer cycling jersey when you reach 50% of your fundraising goal
  • A fundraising pack; which includes our handy fundraising guide, sponsor forms and other tools to help you with your fundraising
  • Support from a dedicated member of our fundraising team
  • The option to join a Whatsapp group exclusively for Team Prevent Breast Cancer cyclists – this is a great way to meet your fellow cyclists and share training tips

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Full TCX and GPS files with navigational turns
  • 3 nights in 3* hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast on the morning of each ride day
  • 2 water/snack stops on each ride day
  • Complete transport of luggage between hotels during the ride
  • Crew support including a mechanic and support vehicle carrying water & snacks
  • Transportation back to starting point for participants and bikes

 

WHAT’S EXCLUDED?

  • Lunches and evening meals are not included and are payable locally.
  • A bicycle
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Remember to allow extra for drinks, snacks, souvenirs and other personal expenses.
  • We strongly recommend you carry a credit card in case of personal emergency.

 

This event is run by Chapeau Events, an experienced bike events company.

 

*Note that the UK Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge 24th-26th September requires a minimum number of 5 participants. We will inform you at least 8 weeks before departure if this number has not been reached. If this occurs, you can either transfer onto the 8th-10th September challenge weekend or receive a full refund of your deposit. Any funds raised for Prevent Breast Cancer will remain with the charity either as a donation or they can be put towards the fundraising goal of a future challenge that you participate in.

 

COVID-19

Always remember to follow government guidelines around Covid-19.

 

ABOUT PREVENT BREAST CANCER

Prevent Breast Cancer is the only UK charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer – we’re committed to freeing the world from the disease altogether. Unlike many cancer charities, we’re focused on preventing, rather than curing. Promoting early diagnosis, screening and lifestyle changes, we believe we can stop the problem before it starts. And being situated at the only breast cancer prevention centre in the UK, we’re right at the front-line in the fight against the disease.

Join us today and help us create a future free from breast cancer. If you have any questions or concerns, email info@preventbreastcancer.org.uk today.