Ride for Precious Lives 2015
205 miles, 3 days, 3 counties, 3 hospices…
Friday, 10th to Sunday, 12th July 2015
Ride for Precious Lives is one of the highlights in our events calendar, it is our yearly 205 mile, three day cycle challenge. The ride takes in each of our three children’s hospices; Little Harbour near St Austell, Little Bridge House near Barnstaple and Charlton Farm near Bristol. The buzz and camaraderie between the cyclists over the three days is one of the event’s big draws.
This exceptional event attracts cyclists of all abilities and has raised over £335,000 in the last five years!
Cyclists who have taken part have been inspired by the children and families they met along the way at our three hospices, together with the care team and family members that take part too - and it is this that makes the Ride for Precious Lives a truly unique cycle event and a must on any cyclist’s calendar.
If you require any further information about this amazing event please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event Review 2014
Friday, 11th - Sunday, 13th July 2014
The Ride for Precious Lives event was a huge success this year with 70 riders who have pledged to raise over £75,000, which we are very close to hitting! The team of riders was made up of a mixed ability group, some very experienced cyclists and some who had decided to make this a challenge for them as a new cyclist with plenty of training. Participants included some family members who had used the services of CHSW, existing supporters, CHSW staff and care team and some new supporters to the charity.
The weather was prefect for riding conditions, sunshine and clouds and only a drizzle of rain occasionally to cool the riders off. The cyclists left Little Harbour as a group of strangers and by the time they had made it to the first water stop friendships were forming and the comraderie that would set the scene for the weekend was well and truly in place.
The atmosphere was unbelievable, the riders were so supportive and encouraging of each other, waiting back to help any riders that were struggling and cheering each other in at the end of each day. They were challenged to the limits but the visits each of the hospices and the talk from bereaved granddad John Wyatt inspired and motivated them up every hill.
The emotion and sense of achievement as riders completed their challenge and rode into Charlton Farm was visible for all to see, many of them feeling inspired to decide to join us again for the 2015 event.
One rider summed up her experience of the event:
“Amazing! I'm still on a low that its all over and a high that I did it..can't wait until next year!”
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