Devon Coast to Coast Hand Cycling Challenge
Ever taken on a 100mile+ ride?
Pause for a moment and consider the challenge created by cycling across the country without being able to use your legs.
We recently caught up with Coast to Coast hand cycling challenge organizer Will Penrice to find out more about this incredible challenge that is raising money for our charity partners Back Up.
Over to you Will:
Coast to Coast Ride for Back Up 2012
The “Coast to Coast Ride for Back Up 2012″ team are cycling the Devon C2C.
Starting on 24th May 2012 in Ilfracombe the 100+ mile largely traffic free route through will take the group through spectacular scenery, ending on Plymouth Hoe on 26th May 2012.
Focus on Ability Not Disability
Focusing on ability, not disability, the group of friends will travel from across the UK drawn together through a common desire, to raise money and awareness for the charity Back Up who help transform lives after spinal injury.
The C2C Cycle Ride team includes numerous inspiring individuals hand cycling the challenging route. The vast majority of riders have recently taken up cycling following invitation to this event; indeed many had to borrow bikes to enter.
This event is designed to support hand cyclists in getting back out after injury and to provide support to enable all to finish the event. Attitude is equally as important as ability in achieving success.
How You Can Help
- Volunteer: If you would like to join us as a cyclist or with logistical support please contact us through the event blog www.getbackout.co.uk or email devonC2C@gmail.com
- Donate: You can support with a secure online donation
- Spread the word: Send your friends these posts and help spread the word about this fantastic challenge! Just copy and paste from below:
How Back Up Make a difference
At Back Up we know a spinal cord injury can be devastating, but we believe that it shouldn’t prevent anyone from getting the most out of life.
Back Up is for everyone affected by spinal cord injury, regardless of age, level of injury, or background. Back Up services include mentoring, wheelchair skills training and activity courses as well as support in getting back to work or school after an injury.
Back Up help you get your life back and achieve your goals – whether these are about family, work, lifestyle, social life, travel, or simply to feel positive about the future.
Back Up receives no Government funding and relies on the generosity of its supporters as a vital source of income. Without support of fundraisers, Back Up would find it increasingly difficult to provide vital services such as wheelchair skills, rehabilitative activity courses, mentoring and signposting to people affected by spinal cord injury throughout the United Kingdom.