International children’s charity Railway Children has launched a new fundraiser for 2018 – the Great Rail Bike Off.
The 100 mile sportive, which is being organised in association with the Young Rail Professionals (YRP), will begin in Twickenham, pass by key railway towns and hubs and finish at Network Rail’s Westwood Development Centre in Coventry.
Railway Children said: “As well as taking on a stunning and very challenging ride, through your fundraising efforts you are also doing something really special to support children living on the streets.
“We will give you lots of help and support with your fundraising. Raise more than £500 and we will send you a yellow jersey to wear with pride.”
Solo riders, team players or relay teams are welcomed, and the individual and team that raises the most money will win the Great Rail Bike Off trophy.
Porterbrook is the event’s headline sponsor. Product development director Zena Dent said: “We are delighted to be headline sponsor of this exciting new cycling event which will be open to all abilities and we look forward to entering a team.
“Railway Children have a reputation of hosting well-organised events and we are proud to be associated with this exciting opportunity to help raise funds for the thousands of vulnerable children living on the streets.”
Tickets cost £35 for individuals, with a minimum sponsorship of £100, and £30 for relay teams, with a minimum sponsorship of £75.
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