Charity Cycle LEJOG

Our Charity Lifeskills Cycle

On 6th May our General Manager, Andy Townsend, along with a team of business colleagues, friends and supporters will be cycling the length of Britain in aid of Lifeskills.

11 cyclists, with a dedicated support group, will be making a 950-mile journey. Starting at Land's End and facing 12 long days in the saddle, the aim is to ride 80 miles each day to the finish line in John O'Groats!

This fantastic route will take them through some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK as well as through a town or city near you. Come out and support them and encourage them along the route - follow us on social media, share your pictures and use the #LifeskillsLEJOG to be part of the event.

Help Us Raise £50,000

As well as sponsoring any part of the charity cycle why not show them your support by visiting our fundraising page at www.everyclick.com/andylejog and make a donation. This really is a fabulous cause and every penny you donate will make a huge difference to someone’s life.

Post Event Party

To mark the end of the gruelling bike ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats the team will return to Bristol and plan to host a celebratory party with supporters on

  • Date:  Sunday, 20th May
  • Location: Kingston Seymour, Clevedon
  • Cost per Ticket: £10.00

For further information on the Post Event Party and to book your tickets phone 01934 838397 or email [email protected]

Learning For Life

Accidents kill about 14,000 people a year across the UK and seriously injure over 200,000 in England alone. The estimated cost to society is around £150 billion a year, not to mention the huge emotional cost to the families left devastated by the effects of a serious accident.

Rather than treating this issue re-actively, and dealing with the consequences of an accident once it has happened, Lifeskills takes a proactive approach to accident prevention.  Our aim is not to wrap people in cotton wool but to give them the skills and confidence to do more, without putting themselves or others at risk. Our interactive scenarios give visitors the opportunity to experience difficult situations, make choices and learn from their mistakes, making it an incredibly effective and memorable way to learn.

Supported By  

This event is being organised by BNI Horizon, a business networking group which fully supports the work of Lifeskills charity.  Its members will be organising the event and participating in the cycle.   For more information on BNI visit www.bni-horizon-networking.co.uk

Marketing Partner (www.allthingsweb.co.uk)

Cyclist Bio - Andy Townsend – Lifeskills General Manager

A year ago I said out loud “One of the things on my bucket list is to ride the length of the country!” I

didn’t expect anything to come from it, but within a few days several people contacted me to say

“I’ll do it with you”.

A year later here we are – 11 cyclists; 4 support team (and 2 vehicles) – taking up that challenge of

a lifetime.

Every day is going to be a battle for us all – for me the added challenge is that I only have 50%

strength in my right knee and is amputated below the knee (as a result of a congenital deformity).

Many thanks to all of the cyclists, support team and sponsors for all their support for the charity.

 

Cyclist Bio - Steve Rimmer – BNI Managing Area Director

 

Steve Rimmer – BNI Managing Area Director

I’m doing this to help Lifeskills because my philosophy is ‘its nice to be nice’, so I’m helping a fellow member of BNI to raise money for a charity that 3 of my children visited whilst at school. I also think back to when I was at school and one of my proudest moments was at the age of 11 doing a charity bike ride and raising hundreds of pounds for a local charity in Manchester, that’s when I realised it was nice to be nice.

 

 

Cyclist Bio - Sharon Sherborne & Dave Lippiatt

Sharon Sherborne & Dave Lippiatt

When a friend linked with Lifeskills mentioned to us about cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats for Lifeskills, we thought wow what a challenge and who or what is Lifeskills. We were invited to Lifeskills in Bristol and we’re taken aback by the excellent work they do working with young children and vulnerable adults. The scenes are cleverly thought out; we admit it made us think about some of the every day challenges and dangers. We just knew we wanted to help out with such a worthy cause despite the gruelling time in the saddle.

Cyclist Bio - Simon Norton

 

Why am I doing this (good question!)

My daughter Lucy went through the centre last year and said it was the best school trip she had been on.

Over the years I have become one of those health and safety parents that always says "careful" "don't hurt yourself" to my children.

I also love cycling and have recently completed a number of long organised cycle sportive which I have enjoyed.

So the combination of raising money for a charity that protects children’s wellbeing and cycling the length of the UK was a perfect match!

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