Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge

22 - 23 September 2018
Cumbria, UK

Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge

Be inspired by some of the most dramatic scenery England has to offer on this classic bike ride from west to east whilst helping to raise vital funds to tackle loneliness in later life.

Departing from the coast of West Cumbria, this challenging itinerary stretches for 140 miles until reaching the North Sea.

 

The picturesque route crosses the northern edge of the Lake District, then climbs into the dramatic landscapes of the northern Pennines. Following the ancient fringes of Hadrian’s Wall, it then heads down to the coastline of Whitley Bay.

 

Join the Best Cycling Team For Ages and support us on our mission to end loneliness and isolation for older people living across the UK.

 

To learn more about how your fundraising will help to change lives and connect our older generation in communities that care, please visit our Your Impact page

 

 

Highlights

• A weekend challenge in the North of England

• Dip your wheels into both the Irish and North Seas

• Follow parts of Hadrian's Wall and visit an ancient Roman Fort

• Experience the beauty of the Northumbrian scenery

 

Why Cycle for MHA?

• Sponsorship form and fundraising pack bursting with inspirational ideas and fundraising tips

• Best For Ages technical t-shirt

• Support from our dedicated events team to help you reach your fundraising target

 

 

Location

Venue

Departing from the Cumbrian coast, you’ll need all your pedal power to tackle big ascents and descents as this challenging itinerary stretches for 140 miles to the North Sea

Event Essentials

General Information Event starts from: Sep 22, 2018 to Sep 23, 2018 Contact number: 01332 221641 Course detail:
Departing from the coast of West Cumbria, this challenging itinerary stretches for 140 miles until reaching the North Sea.

 Your Entry

Self funder

 

Pay a registration fee of £95.00 when you book, then a balance of £390.00 (5 weeks before your challenge).

 

Raise as much as you can for MHA

 

Minimum sponsorship

 

Registration fee of £95.00 when you book.

 

Raise a minimum of £785.00 for MHA.

 

Click here for a more detailed explanation of the options available.

Event Registration

Book your place on this once in a lifetime experience on by visiting the Charity Challenge website or contact the MHA Fundraising Team by emailing events@mha.org.uk or calling 01332 221641.

This event is organised by Charity Challenge - to view full details of this challenge or apply online please visit the Charity Challenge website
For more information about this event, please contact the MHA Fundraising Team by emailing events@mha.org.uk or calling 01332 221641.

How your money helps

By fundraising for Best For Ages, you are helping to connect older people in communities that care. Every penny of your donation will go further to reduce loneliness and isolation across the UK as well as funding award-winning music therapy in our dementia care homes. To learn more about our life-enhancing work, please visit the Your Impact page.

 

 

1

£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.

2

£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person, helping to reduce loneliness and isolation in their own home.

3

£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.

Gift Aid

If you're a UK tax payer you can Gift Aid your donations, making them worth 25% more to us, at no extra cost to you.

 

We can claim back the tax you have paid on your donation (25p for every £1 you donate) through Gift Aid.

 

This additional income really does make a big difference, so please don't forget to Gift Aid donations if you are a UK tax payer.

 

If you are a higher-rate tax payer you can also claim additional tax relief. For higher rate tax payers (paying tax at 40%) this works out as 25p for every £1 you donate and for the highest rate tax payers (paying tax at 50%) this works out as 37.5p for every £1 you donate.

Fundraising online

Creating a fundraising page online can massively boost your sponsorship. Start by uploading a photo, sharing your reasons for fundraising and setting yourself a target.

 

A large opening donation can have an impact on the average amount the rest of your supporters donate - so ask a generous friend or family member to get things going!

 

Matched funding

Some companies have a match-funding scheme which could double the amount you raise. Speak to your employer to see if you could take advantage of this.

spread the word

Boost your fundraising, tell everyone about your challenge and spread the word about our vital work by publicising your efforts. Here are just a few tips.

1

Share updates and images on Twitter and Facebook @BestForAges. Tag your posts with #BestForAges

2

Share your story with a local newspaper to reach a wider audience. Need help? Get in touch with our Press Team. Email press@mha.org.uk

3

Inspire colleagues and get closer to your fundraising target by putting posters up in your workplace.

Spread the word and maximise your fundraising!

We've got lots of resources to help you hit your fundraising targets. To find out more, get in touch with the Fundraising Team by emailing events@mha.org.uk or calling 01332 221641.

 

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