Then on May 31st I donned the lyrca and cycled from Manchester to Liverpool. The event was organised by Bike Events (http://www.bike-events.com/); I chose to do this because I would be cycling alone and their full support services meant I didn't have to worry as they provided signed and marshalled routes, mechanics, pick-up vehicles and First Aid teams. More than 1500 cyclists took part and although I was slightly worried before hand that they would all be pros the event had a very welcoming atmosphere and many families were cycling together. However, it should be noted that Bike Events cycles are sometimes for specific charities and so I contacted them to ask if I could split the money I raised between Raleigh and MAG (the host charity).
Then I decided to create a justgiving page) which is great as any money donated online through this page is deducted automatically from my minimum fundraising target set by Raleigh. Also, if your donations come from a tax payer gift aid can be supplemented, making their donation of a greater sum! Despite the minimal training I did before hand I thoroughly enjoyed the day – the weather was beautiful, I made it the whole 40 miles without a puncture and could surprisingly walk the day after!