Dust off your lycra, polish your saddles and gear up our long-awaited 2021 cycle challenge! Join us on 24th-26th September for our UK-based Way of the Roses ride, sponsored by UKWA.
The 170-mile challenge is our sixth UK cycling event, and will see up to 40 participants take part in the Morecambe to Bridlington adventure, raising money for our programmes in sub-Saharan Africa to improve road safety and access to healthcare for communities across the region.
“We were bitterly disappointed not to be able to go ahead with our planned events last year, and so we are absolutely thrilled to launch this exciting new fundraiser. Our cycle challenges are always a sell-out, with a real sense of camaraderie among the riders – but most importantly because they are a fantastic chance for supporters to raise essential funds for our lifesaving programmes – a cause close to all our hearts. We cannot wait to welcome people back to the saddle in September,” said Announcing the ride, Florence Bearman, Transaid’s Head of Fundraising.
This year’s challenge will involve two days of breathtakingly scenic cycling through the beautiful Lancashire countryside and Yorkshire Dales, before culminating in a much-deserved celebratory dinner for participants on the final night.
Riders will begin their adventure in the stunning seaside town of Morecambe, setting off along the River Lune on a 77-mile journey to Harrogate. The route will pass through the rolling Lancashire hills, through the bustling Yorkshire market town of Settle before ascending further east along the lush green fields of the Dales, with a well-earned overnight stop in picturesque Harrogate.
Day two will reward participants with flatter plains, with the 95-mile-long leg taking in the sights of the historic walled city of York, before meandering through farms and towns along the Yorkshire hills, towards the final finish in the quaint seaside town of Bridlington – ahead of that evening’s celebratory dinner and overnight stay.
Entries are encouraged from individuals and teams although space is limited and places are expected to fill up fast. Reserve your place today to avoid missing out!