Looking for a challenge?
Can you cycle 90-100 miles in a day, and then do it all again the next day? Can you give up 12 days in June? Can you raise a sponsorship of £5,000 for children with life-limited illnesses? Do you want to be part of an amazing team?
If so, GM Fundraising needs you. A space has become available on its next cycling challenge, From Russia With Hope, and the team has decided to offer the space out to the industry. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to take part in the last ride of its kind.
Gary Morton, founder of GM Fundraising, said: “Since 2005, we’ve been setting ourselves these challenges which every time, without fail, have delivered an unforgettable experience. It’s not just the achievement of completing the ride, or the thrill of exceeding our fundraising targets, it’s also the unique camaraderie we experience.
“We’ve all built relationships with fellow peers from the fenestration industry, and so many long-term friendships have been formed. It truly is an experience of a lifetime. Ask any member of the team, present and past, and they’ll tell you the same.”
Taking place in June 2019, From Russia With Hope will see a team of 18 riders, supported by three RVs and six supporters, cycle through 10 countries in 12 days.
Starting at the Russian border, the team will collectively cover in excess of 280 miles each day as they cycle through Finland, into the arctic circle, through Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, England and Wales, before returning into England and the final destination of Hope House in Oswestry, where they will meet the children and families in their care – the very people they are raising money to support.
The total tally is 2,730 miles with 34,000ft of climbing. While the amount of climbing seems meek compared to some previous rides, the reality is that 70% of this will take place in the last two days as the team rides through England and Wales – anyone who has ridden the Shropshire hills will know this is a challenge in itself.
As with all GM Fundraising events, every person taking part is expected to cover their own costs, so every penny raised will go directly Hope House to support their care of life-limited children and their families.
The first training weekend will take place in the Midlands on March 23, and a training camp is scheduled for April in Mallorca. So, if you want to be part of it get in touch: call Gary on 07741 262612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about the challenge and meet the existing team by visiting: www.gmfundraising.co.uk/from-russia-with-hope-saving-the-best-till-last