Ride 999 is back for 2016 – 9 counties, 9 days, 900 miles!
Day 1 – England
Day 2 – Belgium
Day 3 – Netherlands
Day 4 – Luxembourg
Day 5 – France
Day 6 – Germany
Day 7 – Switzerland
Day 8 – Austria
Day 9 – Italy
We’ll be leaving London on 28th May and flying back on 6th June.
Up to 30 riders will take on the challenge to cycle 900 miles and raise funds to support Get Connected helpline for the next year. We will support at least 250,000 children and young people who have nowhere else to turn.
•Participants will burn up to 8,333 calories a day – the equivalent to 32 mars bars!
•Each rider will spin their wheels at least 673,200 times!
•Each rider will spend an average of 5,400 minutes biking – enough to ride from London to Newcastle three times!
Join the Ride 999 team in 2016 and you will:
•Get a fully supported trip – all transport, food and accommodation is included, as well as medical support, route guidance and bike mechanical support. Pre-event team training rides and meet and greets will also be organised for you
•Be part of an intimate team of privileged cyclists taking on one of the most unique public rides on offer
•Have the chance to push yourself to the limit and achieve personal fitness goals
•Make lifelong friends, taking on such an awesome challenge in a small group means to people grow very close very fast!
•Have the opportunity to make new business contacts – participants from across all kinds of sectors came together for the 2015 ride and had the opportunity to build relationships with new potential clients
•Make unforgettable memories – visit 9 beautiful European countries and get to experience some stunning scenery
•Learn what you are made of! The 2015 group have told us that the psychological impact of months of training followed by 900 miles of cycling has made them realise that they can achieve more than they ever thought possible and has even led to one participants finally working up the courage to take the leap into a new career!
•Make a real and lasting difference to the lives of thousands of young people by raising money for the UK’s only helpline for young people under 25 suffering from any issue
•A personal contact to lead you through your Ride 999 journey who will provide fundraising, training and logistical support
•9 cycling jerseys, one for each day of the ride
•An official Ride 999 medal and certificate upon completion of the route
•Get a cyclists tan!
When he finished the 2015 challenge, Andrew Doran said: “I didn’t expect to be overcome with emotion but I couldn’t help it. All of a sudden I now knew that I wouldn’t be getting up for another ride tomorrow with these amazing people… it had slipped through my fingers and was almost gone, just as soon as it seemed to get started, and it choked me up. It was one of the most amazing nine days of my life.”
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