If you are a regular cyclist, come and join us over the August Bank Holiday and help raise a record sum to support The Connection’s work with homeless people.
Since 2008, a group of cyclists have spent the August Bank Holiday following the route of the Queen Eleanor Crosses from Harby, near Lincoln to Charing Cross and Westminster Abbey in London. The 200-mile ride begins at Harby on Friday morning, 23 August, and finishes at Westminster Abbey on Monday afternoon, 26 August. We end with a celebration at The Connection, off Trafalgar Square. Overnight stops are in church halls at Grantham, Geddington and Dunstable.
The main purpose of the Ride is to raise funds to support the work of The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London’s busiest homeless centre. The Connection works with over 4,000 homeless and vulnerable people in central London every year, seeking to work with them to move away from the streets and into a more settled life. We do not set a fixed sponsorship target, but last year 23 riders raised over £28,500. You can find out more about the work of The Connection at www.connection-at-stmartins.org.uk
Riders pay a registration fee of £80 (or £95 after 30 June) for the 4 days, and this covers all meals, accommodation, and transport for luggage and back up. if you prefer, you can join us for part of the Ride – daily fees are available. Cyclists ride in small groups of different speeds, and each group is led by a cyclist who is familiar with the route. There will also be one or two free practice rides in or around London during the summer. As well as raising much needed funds, the Ride is also great fun, which is why some riders keep coming back year after year!
You can find out more about the Ride at www.queeneleanorcycleride.org.uk. If you have queries or would like to talk to someone about it, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Charles Woodd on 07962 213494.
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