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Benidorm to Redditch Cycle Ride

  • Start: 24th July 2016 8:00 am
  • End: 7th August 2016 9:00 am

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.

An amazing £23,000.00 was raised.

Thank you for your Support
Richard Atkinson “Ava’s Daddy”

FromToKilometresMilesDateDurationHotel
Benidorm (San Pedro, 22 Benidrom 03501)El Puig de Santa Maria15797.5524/7/20161 dayHotel Ronda II
El Puig de Santa MariaL’Ametlla De Mar191118.6825/7/20161 DayHotel L’Alguer
L’Ametlla De MarManresa163101.2826/7/20161 dayUrbi Apartments
ManresaAx-Les Thermes15395.0627/6/20161 dayDomaine de la Vallee D’Ax
Ax-Les ThermesCahors241149.7528/7/20161 dayInter – Hotel de France
CahorsLimoges192119.3029/7/20161 dayIbis Budget
LimogesChatellerault13684.5030/7/20161 dayNouvelle Classe Hotel
ChatelleraultLe Mans15797.5531/7/20161 dayPremiere Classe Le Mans
Le MansCaen16099.361/8/20161 dayPremiere Classe Caen Nord
CaenPortsmouth202125.442/8/2016 No hotel
PortsmouthBasingstoke84.6552.62/8/20161 day 
BasingstokeRedditch121.0275.23/8/20161 dayHome
 TOTAL1957.671216.27 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 scheduleand read up on our training plan.

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