Your Challenge. Your Charity. Your Day. You Decide!
One option, is to enter the challenge on your own or with friends and be self-sufficient and plan your own route. You can decide when and where to start from and how you want your day to proceed and which charity you want to raise additional sponsorship for.
Another option is to organise a 20 to 30 mile route around a central location like we have organised with our 35 mile Essex Circuit. You can choose a house, sports centre, school, village hall or pub (although please do not drink and ride) as your base. This way you don’t have to have feed stations throughout the route. You just need one feed station in one place, where all of your friends, family and supporters can be based for the day. Your friends and family can be having a party whilst you ride with your cycle club or work colleagues.
We recommend selecting quiet roads and an anti-clockwise route so you do not have to cross junctions. Also choose a flat route unless you are going for the King of the Mountains!
If there are recognised TCC bases in your area, you may decide to utilise one of these and to plan your route around one.
Select a local restaurant or pub with a family friendly area or garden and arrange for them to put on a barbecue or a picnic. Then select a route of say 10 or 20 miles that starts and finishes there. Family and Friends can relax, ready to cheer the cyclists on each time they complete a loop.
You could organise longer, larger scale routes but you will need more back up and food stations.
Plan a route around your local area that takes in some scenic sights. Set out mid-morning with a group of friends who wish to take a ride admiring the scenery before heading home for a hot bath and a glass of wine.
Make a weekend of the event by heading to one of the UK’s beautiful national parks, like Snowdonia or Dartmoor. The challenge then becomes a weekend break, a great cycling event, and fund raising for charity.
The possibilities are endless. All we ask is simple. Be Safe and be seen for charity.