Bob’s Bikes is a friendly bike shop in Hull and owner Stu, also a Sustrans officer, has been organising some fantastic bike rides for charity. This year an adventurous group managed to cycle the Transpennine Trail both ways – a total of 430miles. Congratulations to Stu and the many volunteers who made it possible. They raised £3000 for charity. More about the 2010 ride here.
Stu has just announced details for the 2011 event:
The time has come to launch my charity ride for next year. It will take place on the weekend of the 26th August and will finish 450 miles later on Monday 8th september!
We will be departing Tobermory on the Island of Mull, West Scotland on Sunday 28th August and travel through Glasgow, Kilmarnock, Dumfries, Gretna, Carlilse, Penrith, Bowness on Windermere, Skipton, Harrogate, York,Sselby and finishing in Hull in East Yorkshire on Monday 8th September.
The route is road biased this year, to accomodate for more riders and a gentle ride. But it is routed so we can have challenges through the mountains.
This is not a race! This will be marshalled and supported. I am in talks with hotels and production companies as we speak, so I can post more info when things are signed and sealed.
The monies raised will go to a charity of your choice.
There will be costs involved, but I am begging and pleading for freebies to make it as cheap as possible for all. Any interested peeps, give me a shout!
This year we completed the Transpennine trail both ways! 430 miles mainly off road, so this should be a doddle! LOL