MapAction Chilterns Challenge bike ride: 6-8 July 2012
In a nutshell...
Date: Friday 6 – Sunday 8 July 2012
Location: Chiltern Cycleway, starting and ending at Saunderton (HP14 4BF)
Entry fee: £200 in total, of which a non-refundable deposit of £50 is payable on registration; £150 by 1 June 2012
A target sponsorship of £250
A bit more detail...
Starting and ending in Saunderton, Buckinghamshire, you will cycle a 170-mile circuit around the Chiltern cycleway over three days. You’ll get to see the best bits of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, complete with stunning scenery, historic villages and pretty market towns.
View MapAction's Chiltern Challenge in a larger map. Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 - Day 1/ 2 Option
The ride requires a moderate level of fitness to get around the rolling Chiltern Hills and tolerate several hours on the saddle each day. But we’re not talking British Military Fitness or Iron Men here. You simply go at your own pace, enjoy the company of fellow cyclists and sleep soundly in a comfy bed after all that lovely fresh air.
What else do I need to know?
We’d like everyone to aim for £250 in sponsorship, but foremost it is about having fun.
This bike ride is to celebrate MapAction’s 10 years of disaster mapping, so we’re aiming to raise £10,000 in sponsorship. We’re asking participants to set up a JustGiving sponsorship page that links to our shared “team” page, so we can track our progress towards achieving the £10,000 target.
We’re also asking people to find and photograph as many places along the way that spell out the word M-A-P-A-C-T-I-O-N-S (we added to “s” so it had 10 letters so it ties in with our 10 year anniversary). We’ll provide prizes for the most ingenious examples.
The route (Chilterns Cycleway) covers 170 miles, mainly on-road, and can be physically demanding due to the undulating (hilly) terrain. Cycling is potentially hazardous because of other road users, weather conditions and the distances covered each day. In the event of your being injured or becoming ill whilst on the challenge, medical support will be sought as quickly as possible, but may not be immediately available. MapAction will make every reasonable effort to ensure that the bike ride is as safe as possible, however participants take part at their own risk.