There are many possibilities, but whatever you decide to do, Afasic will support you as much as possible. We will send you an initial pack with sponsor forms, information about Afasic, stickers, training and fundraising advice and tips, and a t-shirt. We are also on hand to help you with training and fundraising advice. Just get in touch to let us know what you are doing.
Afasic Charity Bike Ride 2016
Well done to all the cyclists who took part in the Afasic bike ride on the 25th June, where this year two different distances were on offer, of either 32 or 65 miles, both starting and finishing at Audley End Station.
As seems to be traditional for an Afasic ride there was a bit of rain (i.e. ‘it poured down’) on the longer ‘4 Counties’ ride, but those on the shorter ‘3 Counties’ route managed to stay dry. The routes were quite undulating but went through some lovely countryside and pretty villages with some great views, lots of poppies in the fields and even a windmill.
Everyone enjoyed the day and completed the two different length routes in good time with no incidents to report, not even a puncture! Both routes offered a morning and afternoon ‘snack & drink’ stop, with a pub lunch to keep everyone fed and watered.
Congratulations go to Julia, Emma, John and Hilary who successfully completed the 32 mile ride and to Alistair, Simon, Richard, Gareth, Peter, Martin, Frances, Paul, Miah, Fiona and Mark who all made it round the longer 65 mile route. Special mention has to go to mother and daughter Fiona and Miah who had signed up for the 32 mile ride, but at the last moment on the day switched to the longer ride. Fiona was suffering with both asthma and hay fever but they were very determined and both made it round the full distance – well done!
Many thanks also go to our support crews – the three drivers, Lynn, Stephen and Jan, navigators Gemma, Sarah and Giacomo, our route setter / bike mechanic Jonathan and our 4 legged mascot, Jess the dog. You were always a welcome sight for the riders with helpful directions, encouragement, and bread pudding!
“I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day, everyone was so friendly and welcoming and it was a pleasure to meet you all.” Alistair.
Prudential 100 Mile Ride
Entries for the 2016 event are now closed but Afasic has guaranteed places for the Prudential Ride London – Surrey 100 event in 2017.
This iconic cycle ride starts in the Olympic park and finishes on the Mall, with 100 miles of cycling through London and the Surrey countryside in between.
This event is always oversubscribed, so if you want to guarantee your spot on the start line then contact Mark Thompson for details of our guaranteed places.
After the 2015 event Richard said “it ranks as one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life.”
Please do take part in a bike ride for Afasic, your support really can make a difference.
The organisation really was terrific, we felt spoilt! John
Thank you for organising the ride. I really enjoyed it. I felt really encouraged by knowing the support cars were there if I needed them and our ‘tail end Charlie’, Jonathan was fantastic. Sue