So far I have 2 friends signed up for this, come on get your wheels on......... it will be great fun I promise, a chance to get fit and raise funds for a truly great cause at the same time
Sponsored Bicycle Ride from
Hoek van Holland to Brussels via Amsterdam outskirts
30th August to 2nd September 2012
Proceeds to benefit Educaid, Sierra Leone
The trip will start with all cyclists catching the 20.00 train from London, Liverpool Street station to Harwich on Thursday 30th August and boarding the overnight ferry which departs at 23.15. The ferry will arrive in Hoek van Holland at 07.45. Bikes will be unloaded and cycling will start along the coastal route towards Haarlem and then south towards Gouda (80 - 85miles).
On the second day cyclists will ride along picturesque canal paths catching a glimpse of Dutch countryside and sampling delicious food. The second day (75 miles) will end close to Antwerp. The final day will be a short cycle ride (50 miles) into Brussels ending with a celebratory meal before boarding the 17.59 Eurostar arriving in London at 19.03.
A support vehicle will accompany the cyclists throughout the ride as well as a catering vehicle which will carry supplies to sustain cyclists. A ‘Bike Mechanic’ will cycle with the group to support any cyclists requiring maintenance for their bikes. All bikes will be transported to Holland in a van which will be loaded on Wednesday evening in London and will return with the bikes to London after the ride. Bikes can be collected on Monday morning.
In order to raise funds for the project we are asking participants to raise a minimum of £1,000 each in sponsorship and to cover their own costs of £300 per person which will include Eurostar tickets, ferry ticket and cabin, two overnight stays as well as food during the ride. A limited number of places will be available for full-time students who will be asked to fund 3/4 of their costs and to raise a minimum of £500 in sponsorship.
With only 50 spaces available don’t miss out on this great opportunity to have lots of fun while supporting EducAid!!! Send your application form and deposit of £200, (cheques payable to ‘EducAid bike ride’) to the address below to reserve your place.
We will arrange for sponsorship donations to be made on-line through www.justgiving.com. Sponsorship forms with gift aid facilities will be available too.
For further information contact Janet Broadhurst on 07956 423 223 or email@example.com or in writing to 37 Connaught Gardens London N10 3LD www.educaid.org.uk
If you ever do any online shopping, or even if you think you don't (because you might in the process find it is cheap and easy to do so) please do sign up. We will be most appreciative and you will definitely be making a difference to our work in Sierra Leone.
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