2019 sponsored relay ride through the New Forest

Thanks to everyone who made this years’ sponsored relay ride the great success that it was!

Here are some images from the day…

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Come and join us for a relay ride through the beautiful New Forest. With 6 sections and 5 teams it’s going to be great fun! Everyone can join in the last leg which will arrive at the PEDALL HQ near Burley, New Forest.

When: Wednesday 15 May 2019
Where: Start: 8.30 for 9.00 departure Brockenhurst Village Hall SO42 7RY (parking on site).
Finish: 14.30 for 15.00 medal ceremony Burley Yard, Lyndhurst Road, Burley. Parking at Lucy Hill car park.

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2019 sponsored relay ride through the New Forest

What happened on the day:

  • Paralympian cyclist Darren Kenny OBE lead the ride and presented medals to participants at the medal ceremony at the PEDALL base in Burley.
  • Teams were regular PEDALL Inclusive Cycling users and competed to raise vital funds for PEDALL. The teams passed a gold pedal as a baton – hence ‘Pass the Pedal’.
  • Discussed the benefits PEDALL has provided to riders and their personal stories.
  • Interviews with event organisers, Lottery Community Fund, NFNPA and main event sponsors.
  • This new event coincided with PEDALL moving to its new base in Burley. This base is essential to the long-term sustainability of the project and provides an area to maintain the bikes, and for volunteers to meet.

A BIG thanks to our team sponsors for helping make this event happen:


 
   

 

So, why are we running a sponsored relay ride? 

1. To celebrate the opening of the new base.
The new base is critical to the long term sustainability of PEDALL as it provides somewhere to store and maintain the bikes. It also provides a hub for volunteers to meet and work on the project – including maintaining the bikes.

2. To help get our name out there
We want to increase the number of people who enjoy what PEDALL has to offer whilst increasing community awareness. We’re privileged to have Darren Kelly the para-Olympian cyclist leading the ride and he will be bringing along his Olympic medals for riders view and chat to him about his great achievements.

3. To raise money for our project
Through individual and team sponsorship we’re looking to raise funds to help take PEDALL to the next level. We’re looking to engage with businesses who can help support the event and ideally provide ongoing support.

4. To attract more volunteers and supporters
This one is simple. PEDALL would not be here if it wasn’t for our passionate volunteers and supporters so we’re looking to recruit additional help to grow our offering and service.    

5. To provide a sense of achievement 
We want to provide our riders with an opportunity to meet other riders and to challenge themselves whilst creating a great sense of personal and team achievement.

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