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Benidorm to Redditch Cycle Ride

Sponsored Bike Ride from Benidorm, Spain To The Alexandra Hospital, Redditch

On July 24th 2016 Ava’s ‘Daddy’ Richard along with 6 friends have decided to cycle from Benidorm, Spain back to The Alexandra Hospital, Redditch.  The reason Benidorm was chosen was, this is where Richard was when Ava was born and was unable to make it back to The Alexandra hospital in time before Ava passed away a few hours later.

This is a massive challenge to undertake as it covers 1183.73 miles over three Countries Spain, France and the United Kingdom. The ride will take the riders from Benidorm up the East coast to Sagunt, Spain. From here we will continue up the coast to L’Ametlla De Mar.  We will then head inland to Manresa before we leave Spain and head to AX-Les Themes in France, this leg of the ride will be done via passing through the Pyrenees.
From Ax-Les-Themes we start our descent from the Pyrenees into Cahors.  We then head north to Caen’s passing through Limoges, Chatellerault and Le Mans before arriving into Caen to catch a ferry to Portsmouth United Kingdom.

From Portsmouth we head north on our final leg of the journey  to Redditch stopping at Basingstoke  before arriving into Redditch 11 days later on the 3rd August 2016.

The purpose of this ride is to raise money to help support families that suffer neonatal loss by providing memory boxes throughout the U.K.  We hope to raise enough money that we are able to supply essential neonatal equipment that is unavailable through the NHS due to lack of funding.

Cost of this essential equipment can vary from a few hundred pounds to tens of thousands of pounds.

All we ask is if you can spare any sponsorship towards this great cause.  We are also looking for businesses to be given the opportunity to have their business name added to the clothing of the riders as well as on our website and social media sites.

Thank you for your Support
Richard Atkinson "Ava’s Daddy"

From To Kilometres Miles Date Duration Hotel
Benidorm (San Pedro, 22 Benidrom 03501) El Puig de Santa Maria 157 97.55 24/7/2016 1 day Hotel Ronda II
El Puig de Santa Maria L'Ametlla De Mar 191 118.68 25/7/2016 1 Day Hotel L'Alguer
L'Ametlla De Mar Manresa 163 101.28 26/7/2016 1 day Urbi Apartments
Manresa Ax-Les Thermes 153 95.06 27/6/2016 1 day Domaine de la Vallee D'Ax
Ax-Les Thermes Cahors 241 149.75 28/7/2016 1 day Inter – Hotel de France
Cahors Limoges 192 119.30 29/7/2016 1 day Ibis Budget
Limoges Chatellerault 136 84.50 30/7/2016 1 day Nouvelle Classe Hotel
Chatellerault Le Mans 157 97.55 31/7/2016 1 day Premiere Classe Le Mans
Le Mans Caen 160 99.36 1/8/2016 1 day Premiere Classe Caen Nord
Caen Portsmouth 202 125.44 2/8/2016   No hotel
Portsmouth Basingstoke 84.65 52.6 2/8/2016 1 day  
Basingstoke Redditch 121.02 75.2 3/8/2016 1 day Home
  TOTAL 1957.67 1216.27   11 DAYS  

There are lots of ways to support those taking part, why not head over to our 'how to donate' page and find out how.

If you would like to challenge yourself and take part then check out the full schedule and read up on our training plan.