Ride for Hope 2023

Ride For Hope 2023

Huge congratulations to the 29 cyclists who took part in this year’s Ride for Hope cycling challenge.

Ride For Hope 2023

Over the space of 3 days of cycling, each of our 29 cyclists took on 70 or 90 miles each, per day through France and Belgium!

That’s up to 270 miles per cyclist over the space of the weekend.

Having arrived in Calais early on the Friday morning, the cyclists rode straight off the ferry – an experience not all of them had had before – before starting their journey though France.

By the end of Friday, they were in Belgium and then it was time to continue putting the miles over the next few days.

Before the first day was out, we had at least 3 punctures, a few falls with various cuts and bruises (all wonderfully patched up by our amazing support crew), a few wrong turns and many, many laughs along the way!

Ride For Hope 2023

Four of the team, some of which had military links, were even invited to take part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Menin Gate on the Saturday night!

It was both moving and provided the chance for some of our cyclists to take part in a once in a lifetime experience.

There was even a flypast to finish off what was an incredible evening.

It’s an event where the miles are ridden, delicious local food is tried, money is raised but very importantly, lifetime friendships are made.

And this year’s event was no different.

So far, our cyclists have raised up to £16,000, which is an unbelievable amount to have raised. If you can help push them over the £20,000 you can do so by sponsoring them here.

If you fancy having a go at an epic cycle challenge like this next year, London to Paris awaits us!

We want 50 riders to join us next year, in Hope’s Golden anniversary year.

It’ll be held over the weekend of 5th-9th September 2024 – get in touch if you’d like to receive the application form when all the details have been finalised: tanya@northamptonhopecentre.org.uk

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