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Training is underway for BHT’s epic mass-participation cycle challenge which takes place on Sunday 25 June at Preston Park Velodrome.
Adults and children alike will take to their bikes to cycle ‘around the world’, a distance of 40,075km, in just 12 hours! With cyclists setting their own pace and completing as few or as many laps as they wish towards the collective target, this is an exciting, family-friendly challenge for all abilities.
It is hoped that this unique event will raise £25,000, to enable First Base Day Centre to continue to help people to move away from the streets, and on to independent and healthy lives. Every penny raised will go towards providing food, health services, showers and laundry facilities, and most importantly person-centred advice to help find accommodation and employment. Last year First Base Day Centre helped 306 people to move off the streets.
We are appealing to the whole community to come along and get pedalling! We need as many cyclists to participate as possible if we are to reach 40,075km in just 12 hours.
Why not form a team with your family, friends or colleagues, and have a really great time getting fit whilst also supporting an important local cause?
There is even an option to take part from afar. If you’re not able to come along to the velodrome on the day you can take part on an exercise bike at home or at a gym, or even hop on your bike elsewhere. All you need to do is register to take part and then email or tweet us your distance on the day to be added to the overall total.
Set yourself a personal goal and be a part of this never-before-attempted challenge!
Sara Peskett, Fundraising Officer