Investec Ashes 2013 Cycle Challenge
If you are looking for a challenge in 2013 to lose a few pounds, raise a few pounds and be part of an amazing experience please read on...
Investec, in partnership with The Lord’s Taverners and supported by the ECB, have set up the inaugural Investec Ashes 2013 Cycle Challenge.
The ride will take place between 13 and 17 July 2013 and cover 340 miles between this year’s five Investec Ashes Test Match grounds, starting at the Emirates Durham ICG and finishing at Lord’s the day before the 2nd Investec Test.
A number of high profile cricket and sporting personalities have registered for the ride, including former Ashes-winning England captain and Lord’s Taverners trustee, Mike Gatting OBE.
Places on the five-day challenge are limited to 80, with 20 day-ride places per leg.
Day 2: Leeming Bar to Old Trafford, Manchester (86.5 miles), Sunday 14 July
Your challenge begins at 7.30am (for an 8am start) in Leeming Bar. Here you will be introduced to your challenge leader, support team and the rest of your group and receive your introductory briefing.
Your route takes you across the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park towards the picturesque village of Pately Bridge, south east of Gouthwaite Reservoir. Shortly after passing the town of Skipton you will stop for lunch near the town of Cross Hills. You then continue to cycle south through where the Dales meet the Peaks. After your final refreshment stop you will begin entering the outskirts of Manchester, beginning with Rochdale. Another 15 miles will see you reach you final destination for the day, Old Trafford Cricket Ground. It is here you can celebrate in style with a glass of champagne at 5pm.
To view the full Day 2 route please click here to open in Google Maps.
Start venue: Leeming Bar, DL8 1DT
Start time: 7.30am for 8am start
Finish venue: Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester, M16 0PX
Finish time: 5pm
Registration for day riders costs £100, including race support and team shirt.
We are challenging each cyclist to raise a minimum of £250 for The Lord’s Taverners via a bespoke Virgin Money Giving fundraising page.
If you have any questions please read the Q&A document or feel free to get in touch.
To register for Day 2 of the Investec Ashes 2013 Cycle Challenge please click here.
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