Steven Walley

Steven's Rapha Manchester - London Challenge page

Fundraising for Ambitious about Autism
raised of £750 target
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Event: Rapha Manchester - London Challenge, on 7 September 2014
We provide services and raise awareness to support autistic young people.


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The Manchester to London Challenge is a unique one-day event on Sunday 7th September 2014, organised by cycle clothing company Rapha (sponsors of the Team Sky pro cycling team). Setting off from Manchester at dawn, each rider (about 300 in total) will attempt to complete the 220-mile parcours before midnight.

The ride starts at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester. The first 25 riders will leave at 6.30am, with the next 25 leaving 2 minutes later, and so on until 7.30am when all riders will be on their way. Riding down the spine of the country, the route heads through the Peak District, rising above Snakes Pass. Out of the tough terrain of the Peaks it’s into the rolling roads of the Midlands. On the approach to London it’s into Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and the Chilterns, known for short and steep topography with head-high hedgerows and twisty lanes. The final leg skirts across the northern side of the capital and down into the east side of London, to finish at the Lee Valley VeloPark on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford. The distance and terrain will provide a real challenge travelling through some of Britain’s most beautiful and lesser-known landscapes.

The overall goal of the event is to raise £250,000 for Ambitious about Autism.

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About the charity

Ambitious about Autism is the National Charity for autistic children and young people championing their rights and creating opportunities. They stand with autistic children and young people by providing services, raising awareness, understanding and by campaigning for change.

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