THE BIG BIKE RIDE
PCA BENEVOLENT FUND AND TOM MAYNARD TRUST
18-22 October 2013
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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.
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 £205,000!
As a trustee of the Benevolent Fund and the Tom Maynard Trust (TMT), it was a herculean effort by all those concerned on some of the most challenging routes of the country and both charities are indebted to each and every cyclist who put themselves through the mill.
We are also very appreciative of the overwhelming, generous sponsors who offered tremendous financial support, those that fed, watered, and put us up, as well as those that patched up both our bikes and us when we needed help.
But we’re also greatly appreciative to you, the members, who got behind the challenge in multiple ways including advertising, promoting, participating and contributing financially.
Your support sends out an incredibly strong message to everyone that the charities really matter and that as a group we’ll look out for each other in times of need, underlining the core values of the PCA.
Matt Maynard said, “Thank you very much for your amazing support. It was a very emotional five days for all of those involved and we owe a huge debt of gratitude to everyone who contributed, not just those who went through the pain barrier but everyone who made it happen.”
Marcus Trescothick, said, “It was fantastic that so many players from across the country came together to support the two charities. It was their opportunity to give something back and support their fellow professionals who are less fortunate themselves.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The Tom Maynard Trust will exist initially to help the development of aspiring disadvantaged cricketers and other sports people who require support with different aspects of their career development, including bursaries, help with training and education, financial support for overseas placements and assistance with kit and equipment.
Click here to find out more about the Tom Maynard Trust or see the video below.
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.
We all met in Durham on 17 October 2013.
18th – Depart Durham CCC for Headingley (Leeds)
19th – Leeds to Old Trafford (Manchester)
20th – Manchester to Trent Bridge (Nottingham)
21st – Nottingham to Derby to Leicester to Northampton
22nd – Northampton to Lord's.
We also offered the option to take part in individual day rides for those who just wanted to do one or two legs.
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.