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The Tilnar Cycle Challenge is an inclusive event for ALL, challenging YOU to get on a bike, go for a ride and see how far you can cycle and in the process make a donation to charity. There is a time limit of up to 15 hours - this is not a target just a time limit, as the idea is to encourage you to cycle for as long as you can or want to. No matter what age, size or ability, if you can ride a bike you can ENTER
Whether your aim is to ride 2 or 200 miles, 15 mins or the total 15 hours, on roads, tracks or even on a static bike. Whether you are a serious cyclist or just an occasional rider, this is the challenge for you. You pick your own route, you can take part anywhere in the world and you decide how far you ride…
How many miles will you cycle on 26th June 2016?
The Tilnar Cycle Challenge is an annual cycling endurance event inspiring you to ride as many miles as possible in up to 15 hours (6am - 9pm) on Sunday 26th June 2016.
Participants can choose to start and finish anytime within the time limits and they choose their own route. For some it will be a chance to compare their cycling endurance on their own local roads to all other participants on one day each year.
Others will regard it more as a social day with a leisurely start time. An opportunity to have an enjoyable cycle, at their own pace, whilst raising funds for their chosen charity. It is your challenge and you decide.
You record your efforts on your cycle computer, cycling app or manually if you’re an occasional cyclist. Once you have completed the challenge, enter your results on our website, and compare your efforts against all others in a wide range of categories.
The distances ridden by our challengers in 2015 ranged from 2 to 216 miles and everyone wants to cycle further next time.
Participating is easy. You can plan your own route or join an event in your local area. You can cycle on your own or as part of a group. No expensive travel arrangements to start points 100s of miles away. You can start from your own front door!
It is your day and you decide how you want to take part. You can either go out for a solo ride, or plot a more organised route with friends and family around a base, or even join a more formal organised event.
Charities and local businesses will be able to Get Involved by becoming recognised bases around which cyclists can plan their routes. This way all your supplies will be in one place and friends and family can have a social day at the base whilst you cycle.
The Tilnar Cycle Challenge wants to inspire the next generation in 2016 so children U18, providing they are accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian, will be able to enter for the reduced entry fee of just £4.95 (with £3.00 being donated to charity).
A £500 donation will be made to the Junior School with the most entrants to the 2016 Tilnar Cycle Challenge. Contact us for more info
We donate £9.00 per adult registration to your chosen charity, either Cancer Research UK, Re~Cycle or Porridge and Rice, who support children in the slums of Nairobi. Once entered, you will also have the opportunity to raise sponsorship for any charity of your choice, making the Tilnar Cycle Challenge a great fundraising event for all charities.
Charities will be able to Get Involved by either encouraging supporters to enter on their behalf to raise sponsorship for their cause, by acting as TCC Bases or by organising their own event.
If you plan to do this as a test of endurance, the Tilnar Cycle Challenge will give you a target to aim for each year. It will inspire you to dust off your bike and train harder than you have ever trained before.
Enter now, set the date, and remember TILNAR - This Is Life Not A Rehearsal so step up to the challenge today. Get Inspired. Please Like, Share, Tweet & ENTERGet Involved and join our Tilnar Cycle Challengers Group on Facebook and Tilnar Cycle Challenge Club on Strava.
The Tilnar Cycle Challenge is structured so that every entrant makes a guaranteed donation to charity. We want charity to be the main beneficiary from the Tilnar Cycle Challenge. As you can see there is a small admin charge to try and cover some of the costs in setting up, running and printing tens of thousands of flyers and posters in promoting the challenge. To date the admin fees have not covered these costs. The set up and running costs have been funded by Tom Hawes, his Fair Trade business, Tilnar Art, and through some other individuals and companies generosity, most notably Jock Turner from First Class Web Design, and Chris Latham from CT productions. 1,000s of free man hours have been given to the Tilnar Cycle Challenge as we are passionate about cycling and creating a challenge that could one day become cycling’s equivalent to the marathon. Once the Tilnar Cycle Challenge reaches a point that it breaks even, it will set up as a Charitable Foundation, but at this point this extra expense is not warranted. We hope you will be inspired to enter the Tilnar Cycle Challenge, ride a bike and see how many miles you can cycle. #Challenge4Charity.
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