They did it! The astonishing team of dedicated and slightly barmy supporters who took on the challenge of a lifetime, cycling 500 miles over 5 days from Blackpool Tower to The Eiffel Tower, arrived safe and sound but extremely weather beaten in Paris on Friday 27th September.
Ask any of them and they’d say they’re just ordinary folks….but don’t believe a word of it!! They are EXTRAORDINARY! Just take a look below as they cycle through the middle of Paris!
They have taken on gruelling training, taken time out of their family lives, put jobs on hold and given up so much to take on this mighty challenge to raise awareness and funds for those often forgotten heroes, CARERS. Carers who are young and juggling their education, carers who are giving up their careers, their dreams and putting the care of their loved ones at the centre of all that they do.
Some great feedback from some of the cyclists:
“THE BEST PART: THE PEOPLE! A real team effort!”
“I think that this was an amazing experience for everyone and the memories will live with us forever.”
“I loved every part of the ride (not the hills!) brilliant organisation.”
“Brilliant experience and some amazing friends made. I can’t say I loved every minute but the whole experience was fantastic.”
“Absolutely incredible – so supportive of ALL cyclists. A fantastic representation of BCC! THANK YOU!”
“Use Chapeau again for any bike rides!!! they were excellent!! Couldn’t fault them. Everything from the Carers perspective was also excellent, the communication, the information emails, the people, everything!”
“Well organised and great communication. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole process of fundraising as well as cycling.”
To date, this incredible group of people have raised and an unbelievable £63,500 and this amount is still rising.
We cannot thank you enough for your tremendous efforts. We hope you are as proud of yourselves as we are.
Thanks also to Chapeau Events for organising the event, looking after the team so well and keeping up moral…you’ve been amazing.
Next year’s event will be the Castle to Castle Cycle 3-Day Cycle Ride from 30th July to 1st August 2020.
This will be a 168-mile Coast to Coast ride from Bamburgh Castle to Lancaster Castle via Lowther Castle, Alnwick Castle and Hadrian’s Wall.
For more information, please come along to the Information Drop-in on Thursday 5th December between 5.30pm and 6.30pm.
Alternatively, if you cannot make this date, please contact Terry Hodkinson on 01253 393748 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request an information pack.