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Cotswold Friends

Cotswold 'tour de friends' Cycle Challenge

Jo Hammond, CEO at local charity Cotswold Friends, is embarking on an epic 450km Cycle Challenge, visiting over 100 Cotswold Villages along the way. ' Follow Jo's Journey on Instagram! @cotswold_friends
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Jo Hammond, CEO at local charity Cotswold Friends, is embarking on an epic 450km Cycle Challenge, visiting over 100 Cotswold Villages along the way. Cotswold 'tour de friends' starts from Moreton in Marsh on the 1st September and encompasses 14 cycles rides over a 7 - week period. The Challenge will culminate with an 80km South to North Finale from Ashton Keynes to Mickleton on 20th October.

Jo says, “The aim of my challenge is to raise awareness of the challenges older and vulnerable people face every day, living in our highly rural communities. Cotswold Friends helps clients from over 120 towns and villages in the North and South Cotswolds. I wanted to meet more of our clients, volunteers and funders and visit our Community Activity venues – hopefully raising funds to help us keep delivering our community services. I’m a bit daunted by the hilly Cotswold terrain, and there is over 6000m of climbing in total, so you might see me walking from time to time up the really steep bits!”

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Here are where and when Jo will be passing through your area,

Moreton West Loop Friday 1st September 9.30am

(Moreton in Marsh, Draycott, Blockley, Bourton on the Hill, Sezincote, Longborough, Donnington, Broadwell, Evenlode)

**COMPLETED! Distance 28 km * Climbing 383, visited 8 villages!**

Bibury Loop Tuesday 5th September 9.30am - 12.00pm

(Bibury, Ampney Crucis, Poulton, Meysey Hampton, Fairford, Lechlade, Arlington)

**COMPLETED! Distance 42 km * Climbing 280, visited 7 villages!**

Chedworth Loop Fri 8th September 12.30pm - 3.30pm

(Chedworth, Rendcomb, North Cerney, Baunton, Stratton, Cirencester, Calmsden)

**COMPLETED! Distance 33 km * Climbing 732, visited 7 villages!**

Bourton Loop Wednesday 13th September 1pm - 4pm

(Bourton on the Water, Little Rissington, Great Rissington, Upper Rissington, Church Westcote, Nether Westcote, Tayton, Great Barrington, Sherbourne, Clapton on the Hill)

**COMPLETED!! Distance 39km * Climbing 513 Visited 10 Villages!

Temple Guiting Loop Friday 15th September 1pm - 3.30pm

(Temple Guiting, Lower Swell, Upper Swell, Condicote, Hinchwick, Cutsdean)

**COMPLETED!! Distance 30km Climbling 532 Visited 6 Villages

Northleach Loop Thursday 21st September 2.30pm

(Northleach, Compton Abdale, Withington, Yanworth)

**COMPLETED!! Distance 21km Climbing 492 visited 4 Villages

Willersey Loop Friday 22nd September 1.30pm

(Willersey, Weston Sub Edge, Aston Sub Edge, Mickleton, Hidcote Boyce, Ebrington, Paxford, Broad Campden, Chipping Campden)

**COMPLETED!! Distance 27km Climbing 383 visited 9 villages

Stow Loop Wednesday 27th September 1pm

(Stow on the Wold, Maugersbury, Upper Oddington, Oddington, Lower Oddington, Adlestrop, Bledington, Icomb, Wyck Rissington)

**COMPLETED!! Distance 28km Climbing 387 Visited 9 Villages

Aldsworth Loop Thursday 28th September 1pm

(Farmington, Fossebridge, Coln St Dennis, Coln Rogers, Winson, Ablington, Aldsworth)

**COMPLETED!! Distance 29km Climbing 435 visited 7 villages!!

Guiting Power Loop Tuesday 3rd October 9.30am

(Guiting Power, Notgrove, Cold Aston, Lower Slaughter, Upper Slaughter, Naunton)

**COMPLETED Distance 25km Climbing 454 visited 6 villages!!

Moreton North Loop Wednesday 4th October 10am

(Moreton in Marsh, Lower Lemington, Aston Magna, Stretton on Fosse, Todenham, Little Wolford, Great Wolford)

**COMPLETED Distance 33km Climbing 427 visited 7 villages!!

Andoversford Loop Tuesday 10th October 1pm

(Brockhampton, Sevenhampton, Andoversford, Shipton Oliffe, Hazleton, Salperton, Hawling)

**COMPLETED! Distance 22km Climbing 372 and visited 7 villages!!

South Cirencester Loop Friday 13th October 9.30am

(Cirencester, Siddington, South Cerney, Ashton Keynes, Ewen, Kemble)

Mickleton Friday 20th October 8am

(Ashton Keynes, South Cerney, Siddington, Cirencester, Chedworth, Withington, Andoversford, Hawling, Guiting Power, Condicote, Longborough, Bourton on the Hill, Moreton in Marsh, Batsford, Aston Magna, Paxford, Chipping Campden, Aston Sub Edge, Mickleton)

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Our mission is to combat loneliness and isolation and support independent living. Please do contact us if you need any support. There is great need in the Cotswolds and we would welcome any new volunteers so please do contact us if you can help.

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