On Friday 29th June, 13 cyclists will be taking on their biggest challenge yet, to each ride 250 miles in just 24 hours.

The journey will start in Land’s End, Cornwall, continue through the night until they reach their 250-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 250 and E G Carter & Co Ltd employee 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 250 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 30th June. If you would like to support the team on their final stint they have joined forces with Berkeley Town Festival who will be giving them the reception they will well and truly deserve.

To find out more about the Hills of Hope 250 look here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/HBCC2018HillsofHope250

Children With Cancer UK – Aim to improve survival rates and quality of survival in young cancer patients and to find and reduce the causes of cancer. By raising awareness of childhood cancer, we can protect more children and improve the lives of young cancer patients – today and for future generations. We share stories from families affected by childhood cancer, we also have guest blogs written by parents to help families and children affected by childhood cancer. We welcome guest bloggers and researchers to share their experiences, so we can provide comfort and support to parents and families.

The James Hopkins Trust - Established in 1989 we provide care for babies and children up to the age of 5 who have a life limiting or life threatening condition while supporting their families.

We currently support over 90 children in Gloucestershire.

Since 1989 James Hopkins Trust has helped well over 500 children and their families in every corner of Gloucestershire, our free nursing respite can be night or day in the family home or at our purpose built multi-sensory respite centre and gardens called Kites Corner.

We are here to create very special, lasting memories at Kites Corner, which is filled with love and laughter.