Cycling From Milton Keynes to Amsterdam for Willen Hospice
We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Willen Hospice and not-for-profit organisation Cycle4Good, to take on an epic 300km bike ride from MK to Amsterdam.
We have signed up as lead sponsor for the four day challenge, which takes place in June 2018.
Our CEO, Joy Vollans and James Geary, Head of our Commercial team, joined Hospice Chair of Trustees Paul Davis to officially launch the ride this week and encourage local people to sign up.
Forty places are available for the ride, which is suitable for cyclists of any level. The riders will leave the Hospice and head to Amsterdam on Thursday 21 June.
Joy said: “We are thrilled to be involved in this event for Willen Hospice. This type of challenge is a great way for us to play our part in supporting the care they provide, while challenging ourselves at the same time. I’ll be joined by four colleagues from EMW. We hope other individuals or corporate teams will join us to make the ride fun, memorable and most importantly, raise money for Willen.”
Paul from Willen Hospice added: “We are extremely grateful for the support of EMW. This promises to be a fantastic experience for all those who take part. I urge anyone who is up for a challenge in 2018 to find out more and sign up. Without the support of people who take part in events like this, we could not continue to provide our services to people in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.”
The ride is suitable for road and hybrid bikes and it is recommended that riders are reasonably fit and comfortable with their bikes. Chris Blackham from Cycle4Good said: “We are so excited to be involved in organising this challenge. There will be plenty of rest stops, as well as lots of fun on and off the bikes!”
There is a £99 registration fee and riders are required to raise £1200 for the Hospice. Anyone who is interested in taking part is invited to attend an information evening at 5.45pm on 11 January at Willen Hospice to find out more.
More information is also available here