Coast – to Coast in a day charity ride

It is a C2C in a day ride. It is to raise money for a project/charity/business which is newly formed to get kids learning new skills and solving problems outdoors – cycling, orienteering etc. All money raised goes into the local community. I will be involved as a volunteer, but I don’t know in what way yet…

Claire

Well, as promised, this event has now gone live with the Cycle Coast-to-Coast In One Day planned on Saturday 17th August 2013.

If you want to join me and set yourself a great physical challenge for 2013 the details can all be found at http://www.meetup.com/Xplore/events/94787822/ Equally, feel free to spread the word and send this onto anyone you know who might be tempted/interested.

This will be the inaugral event for ConceptX, a Community Interest Company (sometimes referred to as ‘Social Enterprises’) that I have recently established to inspire people to get outside and exercise in the beautiful natural spaces around them by offering great challenges for all ages and abilities. As you may be aware, I am acutely concerned about how many people, particularly youngsters, are overweight and inactive. Given the very strong correlation between regular exercise and improved mental health I am determined to provide opportunities for people to take on physical challenges that will  inspire them to change their lives for the better. Your contribution to the Coast-to-Coast event will provide a source of income to the business to promote this cause in local communities – as a CIC you can also be assured that all the assets and profits are locked, by law, into solely benefitting the communities that I aim to serve.

Although every rider must be self-sustaining, taking responsibility for their own arrangements and welfare throughout the ride, I will be offering the following:

  • Route files (.gps, .tcx) for use on Garmin and other routing devices;
  • Route information including places to eat along the way;
  • Advice on what kit to take;
  • Advice on what to do in case of breakdown or injury;
  • Access to a mid-point ‘refresh station’ where riders can get a change of clothes and top up with their own food and drinks;
  • Training plans, particularly useful for those new to long-distance riding;
  • Workshop (provisionally March or April 2013) to offer face-to-face advice on preparing for and completing long-distance rides;
  • Preferential booking rates on accommodation in Newcastle;
  • Organised get-together in Newcastle on the afternoon of Sunday 18th August 2013 to celebrate completion of the ride.

Of course, this list is not exhaustive and more importantly if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email or call me. If you use Twitter, I have recently set up an account for ConceptX (https://twitter.com/conceptx_cic)

I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and a great start to 2013!

Guy

The Grange School
Bradburns Lane
Hartford
Northwich
Cheshire
CW8 1LU

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Club runs are back in the calendar for our members and new riders who are looking to join.

Upcoming Events

May
18
Wed
2022
18:30 Club 10 series
Club 10 series
May 18 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Club 10’s , the Guardian and Scratch Cup Series For new club riders, just come along and have a go. It’s all about you and the clock, and measuring your own performance. It’s therefore open[...]
May
21
Sat
2022
09:00 Training Rides 1 & 2
Training Rides 1 & 2
May 21 @ 09:00 – 13:30
Saturday Training Rides RIDES STARTING AT 09:00 & 09:01 FROM THIS SATURDAY (12th March) Ride 1 – off at 09:00 from Hatchmere . Distance around 80 miles – pace 18mph ish Ride 2 – off[...]
May
25
Wed
2022
18:30 Club 10 series
Club 10 series
May 25 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Club 10’s , the Guardian and Scratch Cup Series For new club riders, just come along and have a go. It’s all about you and the clock, and measuring your own performance. It’s therefore open[...]
May
28
Sat
2022
09:00 Training Rides 1 & 2
Training Rides 1 & 2
May 28 @ 09:00 – 13:30
Saturday Training Rides RIDES STARTING AT 09:00 & 09:01 FROM THIS SATURDAY (12th March) Ride 1 – off at 09:00 from Hatchmere . Distance around 80 miles – pace 18mph ish Ride 2 – off[...]

Club Meeting Times

Sunday runs:

09:30 - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club - see calendar for updated start times (Most runs 10:00 during the winter months)

Tuesday evening (informal - usually a small gathering!)

20:00 onwards - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club

Wednesday runs:

10:00 - Hatchmere

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