Our next cycling adventure

NORMANDY LANDINGS RIDE.

We’re excited to announce the next Jessie’s Fund sponsored bike ride: from 22nd to 27th August we’ll be taking on a brand new challenge: cycling through Normandy, with its beautiful scenery and rich history. We’ll ride along the Seine valley, visit the ancient town of Rouen (of Joan of Arc fame), pass through picturesque cider- and cheese-making country, visit Bayeux (arguably home of the most famous tapestry in the world) and, of course, ride by some of the moving D-Day landing beaches. 18 cyclists and the support team will take the overnight ferry from Portsmouth to Le Havre on the evening of Thursday 22nd August and return on the overnight ferry from Caen-Ouistreham on 26th, arriving back in Portsmouth early on 27th August, giving us four days of riding to cover something like 220 miles (mostly on small, quiet roads). Of course, as well as having a great time, the aim is to raise vital sponsorship for Jessie’s Fund, but we don’t stipulate a minimum amount as other charities do – we just ask you to raise as much as you can, and we support you in doing so. Our target for the combined total raised by the 18 cyclists is £15,000, and we appreciate that some people will be in a position to raise a lot more sponsorship than others. However much you raise, you’ll know that it will all will help children to be able to communicate through music, even if they can’t do it with words.

We’ll have our two ride guides, and a support vehicle to carry our luggage and meet us at points during the day with food and encouragement. We really are limited to a maximum of 18 places, so if you’re keen to come, reserve your place now – there is simply no room on the ferry to Le Havre for more bikes. The estimated cost per person is £360, which includes accommodation in 4 berth cabins on both ferries, one night in a youth hostel (Rouen), and the other two nights in modest hotels. As you can imagine, the cost is subject to slight change, bearing in mind our relationship to Europe! We’re really excited about this ride – it’s going to be brilliant. You can let us know if you’re interested in joining us by emailing us, or you can reserve your place now by filling in the registration form below. We’ll contact you to confirm that we’ve received your reservation, and we’ll be asking you to pay a deposit of £75 by the end of March.

Don’t delay – we’ve had a lot of interest in this ride!

Registration Form

I wish to enter the Jessie’s Fund Sponsored Ride 2019 with all fundraising proceeds being donated directly to Jessie’s Fund. I understand that I take part in the event at my own risk. I confirm that my general health and fitness are adequate. Furthermore, I agree that Jessie’s Fund, as the organisers of the event, will not be held responsible for any injury or illness which happens to me during, or as a result, of the said event. I also understand that the organisers are not responsible for damage or loss of property how so ever caused. I agree to abide by the event rules, as set out by the organisers during the briefing which will take place prior to the start of the event. These rules will be for the safety of all of riders taking part, and any deviation from the rules laid out could result in personal injury or team members losing touch with the main group. I agree to ride at my own pace and only to a level at which I feel safe and comfortable. I also agree that the bicycle that I will use is road worthy and suitable for the ride (whether personally owned or hired for the event).