Update: Thank you to everyone who got involved in the ride at Forge Valley. Next up with have the fantastic Racing tNt organising another mammoth event on 23rd June. See below for details.
Racing tNt is a novice triathlete training club and ten of its members have signed up to complete the epic 'Coast to Coast in a day' cycling sportive. As cycling is their passion they wanted to support Ride for Eric and raise as much money for a charity with strong links to the club.
Coast to Coast in a day expects riders to cycle 150 miles and cover 4500 metres of ascent from Seascale to Whitby in one day. It’s a massive challenge which the team have prepared hard for, starting with a training camp in Majorca where they covered up to 1000 km in a week then regular rides, some starting as early as 5am and exceeding 100km per ride.
Last month the team took part in the annual Ride for Eric sportive, they completed all three challenges in one day to show their commitment to the charity and their impending challenge. Last week they even cycled all the way to Scarborough from Sheffield!
The team would be so grateful if you could show your support in their efforts and to this wonderful charity by donating any spare cash you may have. They have trained so hard to prepare and do us proud on Saturday 23rd June, thank you.
The riders include Tim Wilkinson, Emma Highfield, Sarah Williams, Lee Grayson, Emma Shepherd, Mark Simpson, Faye Costello, David Prentice, Bryan Hall and Paul Rushworth. They are kindly being supported by two other team members who will drive two support vehicles which have been generously donated by Enterprise car hire www.enterprise.co.uk. Dan Wilkinson and Andrew Goacher will transport the riders to Seascale where the event begins, be on hand for support them during the day then return them home from Whitby.
THE 2018 RFE:
2018 Ride for Eric event returns with a new venue that provides opportunities to establish and nurture links with old supporters and new, in a cycle friendly environment. Forge Valley School is close to Dam Flask and the Tour de France routes. The closed circuit track at Forge Valley provides an opportunity to provide a far more family friendly fun ride alongside other cycling activities, without the need to go anywhere near an open road. The Forge Valley event ‘Hub’ will be the start and finish of all rides providing opportunities for children and adults not participating in the three distance rides to have a go at some of the different cycling disciplines available.
RideforEric came about in response to the death of cyclist Eric Codling who was killed by a drunk and reckless driver, whilst cycling on Whirlowdale Road on November 3rd 2013.
RideforEric exists to provide safe and accessible cycling projects and help to maintain a bereavement service, currently provided by HOPE charity. The full RfE objectives can be found at www.rideforeric.com