The Big Bike Ride – PCA Benevolent Fund and Tom Maynard Trust, 18-22 October 2013
Brewin Dolphin, one of the UK’s largest independently-owned private client investment managers, and is the proud main sponsor of The Big Bike Ride.
A team of six riders from the Cardiff, York, Leeds, London and Manchester Brewin Dolphin offices were part of the team of 62 riders who completed the challenge in October.
The PCA Benevolent Fund and the Tom Maynard Trust are two very worthy causes and we are proud to have been able to support them.
Fundraising exedes the £200,000 target...and you can still donate until the end of this month!
We arrived at Lord's safe, sound, exhausted and elated on Tuesday 22nd October.
We set ourselves a massive target of raising £200,000, and at the present time,
with committed rider monies still to come in, we are standing on an amazing
We’d like to continue creating challenges such as this each year, or every other year and would love to hear any ideas that you may have.
Please contact Jason Ratcliffe on 07768 558050, or email email@example.com with your ideas.
How it began…
After Lee Daggett (Northants CCC) proposed a big bike ride, the initial idea grew and developed into something extremely special.
After the tragic loss of Tom Maynard, and the PCA’s unique connection with
Matthew and Tom, we joined together to make this a ride to remember in
fundraising terms and to ensure there is a positive legacy for Tom's life.
An overview of the ride in 2013...
A challenging point-to-point charity bike ride took place over five days. The ride started in Durham on 18 October 2013 and finished at Lord's on 22 October 2013. Functions were held on some evenings of the ride, which allowed for further fun, fundraising and charity awareness.
Click here to find out who all took part in the challenge...
Please follow the links below to see the route from each day of the ride:
Garmin Route: http://connect.garmin.com/course/2856790
Map My Ride Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/260819803
Garmin Route: http://connect.garmin.com/course/2858008
Map My Ride Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/260838351
Garmin Route: http://connect.garmin.com/course/2858204
Map My Ride Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/260906299
Garmin Route: http://connect.garmin.com/course/3597280
Map My Ride Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/260952001
Garmin Route: http://connect.garmin.com/course/4017218
Map My Ride Route:http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/260964233
We provided bike repair mechanics, along with support vehicles
in the event of a breakdown. We also provided medical cover for each
of the five days travel – which included physiotherapists, massage
therapists and doctors (if required).
About our Sponsors:
Brewin Dolphin is one of the UK's largest independently-owned private client investment managers. They have 38 offices throughout the United Kingdom and Channel Islands, offering a wide range of financial services and have £28 billion under management. Their success is founded on their long track record of helping private clients, trusts,charities and pension funds to create and preserve wealth.
Trek Bicycle Coventry is the largest sole Trek stockist in the Midlands. They are your home for everything Trek – not just bikes, clothing, parts, accessories, and spares; but also information and inspiration too! Their brand new, purpose-built store is located within Leekes Coventry, with 3,500 square feet of wall-to-wall Trek and other cycle-related products. Their ethos is providing the right advice to help you get the most from your cycling.
Cotswold Cycles exists to support cyclists in the North Cotswolds with all their cycling related needs. Located in the Cotswold Business Village, Moreton-in-Marsh, they sell a comprehensive range of bikes, accessories and clothing. A full bike servicing, repair and custom-build service is available in their workshop, which is staffed by CYTECH-qualified mechanics.
Buxton Water is the Official Water Supplier to the England cricket teams. The company, which first became an ECB partner in 2008, will continue as the exclusive supplier of bottled water to the England men’s and women’s cricket team for all home international matches until the end of the 2013 season.
Jaguar is the official vehicle supplier of the England cricket team. All of England’s centrally contracted players drive one of their XJ, XK or XF models. Jaguar also has a strategic partnership with the ECB’s National Cricket Performance Centre. This association forms part of Jaguar’s long-term commitment to British sport under the umbrella of the ‘Jaguar Academy of Sport’, which aims to recognise, celebrate and inspire the very best of British sporting talent and success.