Bolsover & District Cycling Club sets aside an annual fund of £200 to help support its members launch fundraising projects to raise further funds for charities close to them..
This allocation of this fund is made by application to the club Committee, but must fulfill the following criteria
Multiple applications will be guaged by the visibility of the fundraising activity or its surrounding publicity and the fundraising potential
Andy Mason has been with the club since day one and in June 2012 is challenging himself with an Epic 1000 mile ride over 7 days (including a 200 mile leg in 24 hours) from his home in Shirebrook to San Sebastian in northern Spain.
Andy is riding to raise money for the Central Notts branch of Mind, the mental health charity. This charity is particularly close to Andy after he sadly lost his son in 2007 through depression, an illness that Mind help diagnose and support sufferers through.
Andy will be supported along parts of his journey by Tony Patterson and Paul Brown, with Paul Sewell providing back up as the "broom wagon" as well as having his energy levels topped up with quality products from Bikefood
You will be able to support Andy's fundraising quest by donating through Just Giving here
The first beneficiaries of the £200 Charity Support Fund were a group of club members who completed the Lands End to John O'Groats ride over a period of 12 days in August 2011
Bolsover and District Cycling Club members, Andy Brickles, Josh Slater, David Mellor, Vernon Richardson, Alan Maddox and Adam Galley rode from Lands End to John O'Groats starting on the 17th August.they completed the 1000 miles in 7 days and you can read all about their adventures right here...http://www.bolsoveranddistrictcyclingclub.org.uk/lejog2011.htm
Riders are raising money for individually chosen charities, Josh Slater and Adam Galley are riding for Cancer Research Uk, Dave Mellor is riding for Ashgate Hospice, Andy Brickles is riding for Stubbin Wood Special School from Langwith Junction near Shirebrook, Vern Richardson and Alan Maddox are riding for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.
In September, new member to the club Dave Martin, rides an epic journey from Chesterfields Crooked Spire , to the Eiffel Tower, nearly 500 miles in total !
Dave raised over £3000 for the Alzheimers society, a charity very close to his familys heart
Dave also wrote a brilliant blog of his journey and preperation, which can be seen here http://www.davemartin.posterous.com/, where you can also read about his first ride with B&DCC
Xavier Scott rode a challenging stage of the Tour De France on 11th July for the National Autistic Society.
It wasnt just any stage , but took in the Col de Galibier , Col de Telegraph AND Alpe D'Huez
Xavier raised £827 for this worthwhile charity
Simon Travell and several colleagues rode the 175 miles form Bolsover to London on 19th June and raised nearly £800 for Help for Heroes.
All of the riders completed the ride, in some pretty poor weather conditions.
You can read much more about it on Simons blog here
Well done Simon !