LET'S TEAM UP TO PEDAL WITH A PURPOSE!
Join us in August 2023 as we ride across Britain to see 'the biggest cycling event ever' - the first ever multi-discipline World Cycling Championships.
LONDON TO GLASGOW CYCLE RIDE INFORMATION FOR GROUPS AND BUSINESSES
Our six-day ride takes place in August 2023, and goes through scenic areas of Britain including the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Wolds and the dramatic North Pennines.
An authentic adventure
This is a unique opportunity for businesses and other organisations to engage employees and members by enabling them to join the ride. This could be by enabling individual riders to take part, or if six or more places are booked by an organisation then there is potential to enter a whole group who can travel together.
As well as being a once in a lifetime experience, this is an opportunity for team-building, as well as enabling riders to take on a rewarding challenge where they can learn new skills in leadership, fundraising and organisation. Sponsorship opportunities are available for organisations and businesses.
We will ride in groups of up to 8 riders plus a group leader, and will be self-supported, with a limit of 36 riders in total. We believe this approach provides an authentic adventure experience, and opportunities to learn increased self-reliance and initiative.
Costs per rider are in the region of £650-£800, including 6 nights’ accommodation, 5 breakfasts and dinners and a cycling jersey. we make no profit on this amount.
Enabling education projects in Malawi
We ask that riders each raise a minimum of £800 which will go to Think Malawi. We also have opportunities for businesses to sponsor the ride, in order to be a part of the promotional activities taking place round the ride.
Money raised will go towards vital education projects in Malawi. Examples of Think Malawi’s recent projects include a £3,000 literacy project benefitting over 1,000 children, resulting in measurable improvement in over 65% of them. And a recent menstrual hygiene management project resulted in increased enrolment and attendance, reduced numbers of girls dropping out of school and even girls returning to school who had previously dropped out.
About Think Malawi
Think Malawi does this by being volunteer-run, which maximises the proportion of donations which go to our projects. And we work closely with a carefully selected group of Malawian NGOs who are able to identify challenges facing children in communities within Malawi, and to address these challenges by engaging whole communities there.
Steve McInerny, founder and a trustee of Think Malawi, is the main organiser of the ride. He has organised sponsored rides for the charity twice before. In 2004-5 he was part of a small team of hardy riders who rode from Cairo to Cape Town, via Malawi, where the seeds were sown for the founding of the charity.
Please email us if you would like to discuss how your company or organisation can get involved!
If you aren’t a cyclist but would like to help, please put us in contact with the person in your organisation who is responsible for corporate social responsibility, volunteering or sponsorship.