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My Prudential RideLondon get on your bikes 15-16 Aug

My Prudential RideLondon 15 and 16 August 2020

Get on your bike – or scooter, skateboard, trike, tandem, penny farthing, roller skates, unicycle – to help save the UK’s charities!

The eighth edition of Prudential RideLondon was due to take place on 15 and 16 August 2020, and while the festival can’t go ahead as planned, we want to keep the wheels moving and celebrate the event weekend by encouraging people to get on their bikes – or any other non-motorised wheeled transport! – and help save the UK’s charities in the process.

My Prudential RideLondon is building on the success of The 2.6 Challenge – created following the postponement of the London Marathon – which became the biggest collective fundraising effort in the world, raising more than £11 million and involving nearly 4,000 charities.

My Prudential RideLondon is your chance to take part in the world’s greatest free festival of cycling. Whatever your age or ability, you can join in – wherever you live in the UK and with whoever you like – family, friends or by yourself.

It’s your rideyour way,  for the charity of your choice!

REGISTER NOW 

the official website: https://myridelondon.co.uk

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on the UK’s charities, with the cancellation of thousands of fundraising events and the loss of billions in income.

Many charities have had to reduce or stop services at a time when vulnerable members of society need them most. Thousands of staff have been placed on furlough, and one in 10 charities face bankruptcy, while the sector as a whole faces a funding gap of more than £10 billion in 2020.

Over seven years, the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to get on their bikes, raising £77 million for thousands of charities in the process.

This year, we can’t all ride together, but we can unite for My Prudential RideLondon to celebrate cycling and support the UK’s charities.

REGISTER NOW 

the official website: https://myridelondon.co.uk

 

 

Wheels for Wellbeing restarted Monday Sessions!

Wheels for Wellbeing restarted Monday Sessions!

At Wheels for Wellbeing, we have restarted our Monday sessions at Herne Hill Velodrome in Southwark, although we are operating a booking system (groups of up to 6 people cycling for 45 minutes, over a 3-hour period – i.e. a total of 18 people).

Tandem Cycling only supported if both tandem riders are from the same social  Bubble

WfW won’t be doing any tandem riding unless 2 people are from the same bubble. It would be too unbearable to cycle with a mask and visor (imo) which would be the safest way.

However, side by side cycles should be OK if both riders have masks and visors. Bikeworks have just restarted their “Ride Side by Side project”, for example.

During our sessions I’m encouraging our support workers/carer etc. to cycle with their disabled cyclist, though, so I have yet to mask/visor up for cycling with someone. We have a married couple who are both VI who we can’t accommodate at the moment, sadly.

At the moment our Dare to Ride project is very small scale organised rides for those who are best suited to riding away from roads i.e. in parks, unless people have their own cycles  in which case I can organise longer rides….mainly on an individual basis so that people cycle in their own communities.

I would usually train a tandem pilot initially by having them cycling as a stoker so that they get to understand how that feels. That’s impossible to do too!

Hope that helps to understand where we’re at with regards to tandem cycling.

https://www.cyclinguk.org/cycle-centre/wheels-for-wellbeing

Herne Hill Velodrome
104 Burbage Road
SE24 9HE

Contact: info@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk

Tel: 020 7346 8482

This is in line with British Cycling and Government guidelines around social distancing. Unfortunately, our sessions at Croydon Sports Arena and Ladywell Day Centre are yet to re-start, as the venues we host at are still closed.

We also have a new project called “Dare to Ride”, which consists of led rides around parks, on roads and other local areas in south London – there may be scope for some tandem riding, which the Senior Administrator/Session Manager will be able to help you more with!

Liz Bull-Domican – Fundraising Officer

Contact: info@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk

 

Newbury Tandem Challenge 24 May

Newbury Tandem Challenge 24 May with Berkshire Vision

Welcome to the Newbury Tandem Challenge with Berkshire vision!

  • Do you like to Cycle?
  • Have you ever ridden a Tandem Cycle?
  • Or do you just want to have fun and support your
    local community?
  • Berkshire Vision is hosting The Newbury Tandem Challenge this year, at Victoria Park in Newbury.

The Newbury Tandem Challenge is a fun competition for both individuals and businesses.

You don’t need to have any experience of tandem cycling, as we offer training for you and your team, on the day. The Challenge involves a 10k cycle ride across the Park, collecting 3 items that will be hidden, on the route.  Additionally, the stoker (person in the back) will be blindfolded.

Event Details:

Date: 24th May 2020  Time: 10.00 am (special training session:) Event 11.00 am

Venue: Victoria Park, Park Way, Newbury RG14 1DJ  Cost: £25

The Challenge costs £25 per person and does not include the bike and we ask each participant to get ‘sponsored per mile’.

Contact: please do not hesitate to call us to 0118 987 2803, or email us on fundraising@berkshirevision.org

To register, sign up here.

website link: https://berkshirevision.org.uk

If you are representing a company, you 10:00 am with a special training session can dress up and wear your company logo on your shirts.

The Winners will be presented with the Berkshire Vision Newbury Tandem Challenge Trophy and we’ll be publishing the final leaderboard of results on our website.

If you require a tandem bike and have a disability, you can get one for free with Charlotte’s Tandem. Go to their website and complete their form and they will contact you.

If you do not have a bike, we can help you hire one.

Contact: please do not hesitate to call us to 0118 987 2803, or email us on fundraising@berkshirevision.org

If you are representing a business or a corporate, we are offering 5 bikes for the first five businesses who join this challenge. Get in contact with us to find out about availability.

On the day, we will have music, food and artists performing. So, come and have a wicked Sunday with your family. Your participation will help our charity to support the services for blind and partially sighted children and adults in your local community,

You can pay for the challenge in the following bank account.

Please use CHALLENGE as the reference.

Berkshire County Blind society

Business Current Account

Nat West

Sort code: 601721

Account number:90292189

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us to 0118 987 2803, or email us on fundraising@berkshirevision.org

 

Newbury Tandem Challenge 24 May

Newbury Tandem Challenge 24 May with Berkshire Vision
Venue:
Victoria Park, Park Way, Newbury RG14 1DJ
Time:
10.00 am training - Event starts 11.00 am
Phone:
0118 987 2803
Date:
24th May 2020
Cost:
£25


Welcome to the Newbury Tandem Challenge with Berkshire vision!

  • Do you like to Cycle?
  • Have you ever ridden a Tandem Cycle?
  • Or do you just want to have fun and support your
    local community?
  • Berkshire Vision is hosting The Newbury Tandem Challenge this year, at Victoria Park in Newbury.

The Newbury Tandem Challenge is a fun competition for both individuals and businesses.

You don’t need to have any experience of tandem cycling, as we offer training for you and your team, on the day. The Challenge involves a 10k cycle ride across the Park, collecting 3 items that will be hidden, on the route.  Additionally, the stoker (person in the back) will be blindfolded.

Event Details:

Date: 24th May 2020  Time: 10.00 am (special training session:) Event 11.00 am

Venue: Victoria Park, Park Way, Newbury RG14 1DJ  Cost: £25

The Challenge costs £25 per person and does not include the bike and we ask each participant to get ‘sponsored per mile’.

Contact: please do not hesitate to call us to 0118 987 2803, or email us on fundraising@berkshirevision.org

To register, sign up here.

website link: https://berkshirevision.org.uk

If you are representing a company, you 10:00 am with a special training session can dress up and wear your company logo on your shirts.

The Winners will be presented with the Berkshire Vision Newbury Tandem Challenge Trophy and we’ll be publishing the final leaderboard of results on our website.

If you require a tandem bike and have a disability, you can get one for free with Charlotte’s Tandem. Go to their website and complete their form and they will contact you.

If you do not have a bike, we can help you hire one.

Contact: please do not hesitate to call us to 0118 987 2803, or email us on fundraising@berkshirevision.org

If you are representing a business or a corporate, we are offering 5 bikes for the first five businesses who join this challenge. Get in contact with us to find out about availability.

On the day, we will have music, food and artists performing. So, come and have a wicked Sunday with your family. Your participation will help our charity to support the services for blind and partially sighted children and adults in your local community,

You can pay for the challenge in the following bank account.

Please use CHALLENGE as the reference.

Berkshire County Blind society

Business Current Account

Nat West

Sort code: 601721

Account number:90292189

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us to 0118 987 2803, or email us on fundraising@berkshirevision.org

 

Up Coming Tandem Cycling – MSSC

Tandem Cycling with Merton Sports and Social Club for VI People

Tandem Cycling with MSSC until end of March 2020

Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People (MSSC) has been organising tandem cycle rides for over thirty years from its base in Colliers Wood.  The club has a fleet of tandem bicycles and pairs up sighted front riders with visually impaired back riders for regular outings.

Tandem Cycling (contact: cycling@mssc.org.uk)

All rides start at the Guardian Centre
Venue:
At the rear of the Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road SW19 2DX

DATE               START        ELEVENSES                         DIFFICULTY     MILES           LEADER

15-Feb-20     8.30 am    Flittons Nursery                 Easy                  15                  Richard J

15-Feb-20     8.30 am      Flittons Nursery               Moderate        25                  Dave

29-Feb-20    10.00 am    Have-a-go workshop                                                        Terry
1-Mar-20      8.30 am      All Saints Coffee Shop     Easy-ish         27                   Richard H

1-Mar-20      8.30 am     Bockets Farm                     Moderate        35                   Dominic
21-Mar-20    8.30 am     Richmond Park Café      Easy                   15                   Richard J
21-Mar-20    8.30 am     Richmond Park Café      Moderate         25                   Dave

4 to 5 Jul-20                     Cycling and Walking weekend to Holmbury St Mary

Email: cycling@mssc.org.uk if interested

The rides are short and long to various destinations, and always include a stop at a café or a pub.  Whether it be along quiet country lanes or following the Wandle trail, the atmosphere is convivial and enjoyed by all.  It’s a great way to have fun and keep fit.  New members are always welcome, regardless of ability or experience.

MSSC  runs regular ‘Have a Go” workshops for anyone who is keen to learn how to ride a tandem, either as a back rider (stoker) or a front rider (pilot).   Stokers can try riding a tandem with an experienced cyclist and practise their pedalling technique, while pilots can learn the basics of handling a tandem and how to interact and communicate with visually impaired stokers.