After supporting Mind UK for 5 years, we have decided to raise money for a different charity this year. We all felt particularly passionate about the climate crisis, therefore we chose to do this year's bike ride in aid of WWF, formerly known as the world wildlife fund, now the world wide fund for nature and wildlife conservation.
The team this year is looking very strong. Last year, Alice Staniforth was the only female rider but this year we have four women and three men on the team! (Alice Staniforth, Jessica Martin, Billie Dibb, Stephanie Heath, Dani Collinson, Thom Haslam, Alex Waites.) We are very excited to be looked after by our support team, India Peart-Barr and Abby Doherty, who have already promised us baked goods on the first day of the ride.
Fundraising has been a roaring success so far. We have done a couple of joint events with ULIP STAR charity: a Christmas even, and most recently the ULIP talent show which raised over 200 euros to be split between the two charities. Our contribution box in the SU has been doing an amazing job and we have a Just Giving page set up too! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated.
The ride will commence on the 9th June 2020. We are going to be staying in Forges-Les-Aux, Seaford, Surrey, Banbury, Stafford and Manchester before finishing at Blackpool! Thank you in advance to all of our welcoming hosts, we are looking forward to your hospitality. We encourage people who live near by to visit/join/support us where they can throughout the ride. On the final night we all go out in Blackpool, so everyone is more than welcome to join us in celebrating that night too.
With regards to training, we plan on doing a ride to Versailles soon, again if anyone would like to join please message Thom or Steph or anyone on the team for that matter.
Don't forget to keep donating! https://www.justgiving.com/team/tower2tower
Written by Steph Heath, co-head Tower to Tower bike ride 2019-20
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