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Ashes Bike Ride, Sep 16-19 2015

Boughton Hall DRIVE launches its fundraising event of 2015!

By static bikes, Chester Boughton Hall Cricket Club will attempt the journey from Lords to the MCG over 72 hours in aid of CBHCC and Active Cheshire, and in memory of the late David Robinson.

The bike headquarters will be the function room at CBHCC where teams of riders will take up the challenge supported by family and friends.

The 72 hour ride will end at 8pm on Saturday 19th September when all the miles cycled at the Club (along with those from satellite rides at local schools and businesses) will be verified. A celebration party and awards ceremoney will follow with live music and entertainment.

The proceeds will go to Chester Boughton Hall CC and Active Cheshire, who will put their share of the money raised back into the Club by using it to get ‘more people, more active, more often’. The CBHCC share will be put into a memorial fund and will be drawn on at the discretion of the ‘Fund Trustees’ for projects and equipment requested by members, players, parents or coaches.

How you can be involved

1. Enter a team

We need a minimum of 10 teams to help achieve our goal of 10,518 miles.

Teams can be made up of as many or as few members as you wish depending on how hard you want to make the challenge. You have one bike per team and the bike must be moving for 72 hours non-stop – all through the night too! Each team does their own fund raising and there will be a yellow jersey and other prizes during the challenge.

Closing date for teams is 14th July 2015.

2. Help fundraise

As important as achieving the mileage is the raising of the money!

Ensuring the sustainable future of CBHCC and its facilities to keep ‘more people, more active, more often’ and achieving the aspirations of both David Robinson and Active Cheshire is why we are here – as well as to have fun!

Personally - you can support the whole event as a corporate sponsor, or sponsor a team or a rider in particular. Maybe you can hold a mini bike challenge in your school, set up a cake stall and coffee morning at work, or put us in touch with any contacts you know who may be keen to support the event financially or with their own team bike.

Anything you can do to help us raise money, however large or small, will be gratefully appreciated.

3. Pedal on the ‘supporters’ bikes

As well as the team bikes based at the headquarters, there will be additional bikes available for family, friends and supporters to have a go. Why not come down and cycle a few miles to help us towards our goal?

4. Help at the event

We need as much help as possible!

A working party is already getting things underway with the help of the Management Committee but there is still all sorts of support needed. People to collate and record the mileage, help manage satellite locations, first aid, ensuring the club house is tidy, sponsoring cyclist's refreshments, to cheer and shout and scream the teams down to the last mile and much much more!

Please contact us if you'd like to help.

5. Come to the party!

Join us at the CBHCC on Saturday 19th September for celebrations and the Ashes Bike Ride Awards Ceremony. Make sure you're there by 8pm to cheer the teams to the end of the challenge and get ready for a great night to close the end of the cricket season.

We very much look forward to welcoming everyone as part of this fantastic event.

For more information or to enter a team please contact:

General enquiries: Lynn Hedgecoe / Ian Thistlewood

Team entries: Sophie Hedgecoe / Lee Dixon / Dave Fisher

School enquiries: Lee Dixon


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