Deloitte Ride Across Britain is back for a second year. Setting off from John O’Groats on Saturday 11 June 2011, riders will cycle through over 950 miles of spectacular scenery, as they ride the length of Britain in nine daily stages, finishing in Land’s End on Sunday 19 June 2011.
The event offers a unique way to see the best of Britain either solo or in a relay team, with an event route carefully mapped to take riders through some of Britain’s finest countryside.
At the end of each stage, cyclists are able to relax in the ready-installed base camps that provide accommodation, showers and toilets, food and drink, and the chance to share their experience with other riders. On sign up, riders are supplied with specifically tailored training plans designed by Professor Greg Whyte and expert advice from bike mechanics, nutritionists, physios, and other support staff will be on offer throughout the event – so all riders have to worry about is the pedalling.
The inaugural event that took place in June 2010 saw Olympians James Cracknell and Rebecca Romero and Paralympians Jody Cundy, Sarah Storey and Barney Storey cycle alongside over 600 riders as they completed the first staging of this epic ‘end to end’ challenge.
A total of £372,182 was raised during Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2010 for the event’s benefiting charity, ParalympicsGB. Since completing Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2010, the organisation has also celebrated two years to go until the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Deloitte Ride Across Britain will work towards reaching a£1 million fundraising goalover the next three years tosupport Great Britain’s future Paralympians up to London 2012 and beyond. With riders also able to raise money for other charities, the already impressive fundraising total was boosted by many riders also cycling for their own causes.
Registration is now open to the public for 2011 Deloitte Ride Across Britain and places are selling fast. For more information visit www.rideacrossbritain.com or call 020 7494 1616
Photo: ‘rb create’.
Photo: ‘rb create’.