The Hard Part

If you’ve read the previous post you will know that we are preparing to to take part in the Ride To The Sun, a 100 mile ride starting in Carlisle on June 22nd and ending in Edinburgh on June 23rd.This will present us with a number of new challeges. Cycling 100 miles is something we’ve done before but this time the terrain is different. After 43 miles we will arrive at Moffat and then, “there is a 7 mile climb straight out of Moffat up the Devil’s Beef Tub“. Yes, a 7 mile climb in the dark!

That isn’t the ‘hard part’ referred to in the title and that isn’t the biggest challenge.

We’re doing the ride to raise money for Daft As A Brush Cancer Patient Care. It’s a great charity and we’re fully committed to supporting the work that they do. One of our riders is a volunteer driver with the charity and another has made use of the service they provide. The hard part will be getting sponsors and collecting money.

We have set up a page at Virgin Money Giving where our supporters and followers can make a donation. If you can help us please click on the link.

Thanks in anticipation.

The Boys Are Back In Town

In 2015, 2016 and 2017 Seaton Sluice Backpedalers completed sponsored rides to raise funds for Daft As A Brush Cancer Patient Care.

We cycled about 500 miles and raised about £24 000. The end result was this:

A brand new ambulance called Sparkle was added to the Daft As A Brush fleet and it proudly bears our logo.

Last year (2018) we took a year off, not from cycling or supporting Daft As A Brush, but from doing a sponsored ride. This year The Boys Are Back In Town. We’re getting back on our bikes to raise funds for Daft As A Brush Cancer Patient Care. We’ve been looking for a new challenge and we’ve found one that fits the bill. 
We’re going to do the Ride to the Sun.

It’s a 100 mile bike ride which starts in Carlisle and ends in Cramond, just outside Edinburgh. You can read all about it on the Ride to the Sun website. We’ll be leaving Carlisle on the evening of Saturday 22nd June and riding through the night to arrive at Cramond in time for sunrise on Sunday 23rd June. 
As we’ve said before, cycling 100 miles is the easy bit. The hard bit is getting sponsors and collecting money! Details about how you can support us will appear here soon. Meanwhile you can keep abreast of our progress by looking at our Facebook page, Seaton Sluice Backpedalers.