On Friday 28th June, 9 cyclists will be taking on their biggest challenge yet, to each ride 300 miles through 3 Countries in just 1 day.
The journey will start in Gretna Green, Scotland, continue through the night into Wales until they reach their 300-mile mark back at Berkeley, Gloucestershire all in a 24-hour time frame. Why? To raise money for two very deserving and life changing Charities, Children with Cancer and The James Hopkins Trust.
Each rider will battle the steep and unrelenting landscape as well the possible wind, rain or potential heatwave that our British weather could throw at them, all to raise money and awareness to help make a difference to both charities. All the cyclists have their own personal reasons for taking part in the challenge, some have lost loved ones, others currently going through hard times and some just want to stop children fearing the word Cancer.
Craig Barnett, Team Manager of the Hills of Hope 300 said “This challenge will test us all, but the one thing we will not do is give up. We are all riding for a reason, and one thing we want to do is make a difference to as many children’s lives as we can. Our aim is to try and raise not just money, but also awareness to help both children with cancer and children with life limiting conditions, we want to fight for them, and what better way to do this than to ride 300 miles in 24 hours.”
“The team and I would like to say a big thank you to all our sponsors who have helped us with nutrition, clothing, drinks, donations and marketing. Without them we would not be as prepared as we currently are. Thank you!”
Craig and the rest of the team will be completing their challenge on Saturday 29th June. If you would like to support the team on their final stint they will be arriving back in Berkeley in the afternoon to a reception they will well and truly deserve.
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