Event: 16 June 2013
Inaugural Westbourne House Cycle Challenge (16 June 2013) to raise money for local and international charities.
Throughout the year, the children, parents and staff at Westbourne House School make a big effort to support three different charities, and with a cyclist on the charity committee, this is one event that just had to be included in the calendar of events. There is no additional requirement to raise money though, just with the WHCC entry fee riders will be supporting:
- PSDS – A local charity Providing Support for people with Down’s Syndrome and their families.
- The Smile Train – An international charity that provides cleft palate surgery and training to doctors abroad.
- Cambodian Landmine Relief Centre – Provides a home, medical care and education for children affected by landmines.
The school is hosting the event in its beautiful grounds, and in June they will serve as a very pleasant base from which to ride, and enjoy a well earned bite to eat afterwards.
Soon after the start, riders will be on quiet country lanes, and the 32 mile route is aimed at those who have not ridden a sportive before. So with plenty of training time to go, it’s a great opportunity for cyclists to introduce non-cycling friends and family to the joys of sportive riding.
The 65 mile route is a beautiful undulating ride designed not to replicate the same leg burning hills that other well established rides in West Sussex have already adopted. It will however still offer enough of a physical challenge for riders who may also be expected home in time to get the BBQ going!