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Bike Oxford 2020

31st May

  • 31/05/2020 - 31/05/2020
  • Cycle
  • Oxfordshire

Bike Oxford 2020

31st May

  • 31/05/2020 - 31/05/2020
  • Cycle
  • Oxfordshire

When?

31/05/2020

Where?

Oxfordshire

What?

Cycle

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to growing concerns surrounding the Coronavirus. For more information please contact the event organisers.

If you have any questions in regards to fundraising, please speak to the events team on events@helenanddouglas.org.uk

Bike Oxford is a day of marked rides of 25, 50 and 80 miles taking in the best scenery of Oxford and the surrounding countryside. The event aims to showcase the very best of local produce at its feed stations and the post-ride festivities make for a memorable day on and off two wheels.

Registration fee: £10 (refundable when you have reached your fundraising target)
Minimum fundraising target: £100

Sign up here

Location: Oxford Rugby Club, Iffley Road or new for this year there is an alternative start/finish at Chipping Norton Rugby Club
Time:
07:30 – 08:30 for 80 milers
08:30 – 09:30 for 50 milers
09:30 – 10:30 for 25 milers

As an entrant you will benefit from:

  • A free medal at the end of your ride.
  • Timing and routes via the new Iconic App.
  • Hot food and a bar on your return to either rugby club.
  • Fully waymarked routes with a back up route map and GPS files.
  • Feed stations on the long and medium routes showcasing the best produce from local food and drink suppliers.
  • On-course first aid support.

This event is not organised by Helen & Douglas House and therefore registration fees do not go to the hospice, it is only your fundraising that will support Helen & Douglas House. If you have any questions in regards to the event itself then please contact the organiser, details can be found on their website.

Why should I cycle for Helen & Douglas House?

Your participation in Bike Oxford 2020 is going to make a real difference to local terminally ill children and their families. It costs £3.6 million a year to run our hospice and provide our outreach nursing service to help families at home and we cannot do this without your help.

Toby is five-years-old with a complex neurological condition called Dravet Syndrome, which means he experiences very frequent and severe seizures. The family was referred to Helen & Douglas House by their Health Visitor in October 2014, when Toby was 11-months-old.

‘The breaks at Helen & Douglas House keep us sane. They allow us to be the people we are. We’d fall apart without it.’ Tim, Toby’s Dad said.

‘Helen & Douglas House picked us up out of a deep dark hole and got us on our feet again.’ Kim, Toby’s Mum.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update around our events

The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the measures we all must take are significant and they affect us all. We are following Government guidance and taking all necessary steps to keep everyone safe. This means that all fundraising events due to take place in the near future have been cancelled or postponed. Those events which are due to take place later this year or next year remain open until we are advised otherwise. If you have already signed up to participate in an event which needs to be postponed or cancelled, you will be notified by an email from our events team.

During these uncertain times, our aim is to continue to care for local terminally children and their families as far as possible. Undoubtedly the income we rely on from the public, our fundraising events and our shops is going to be affected and we will plan to overcome these challenges as much as possible. We rely on donations from the public to fund our work and we need support now more than ever. If you would like to support us and make a donation you can do so at www.helenanddouglas.org.uk/donate/.

Please continue to visit this page for further updates on our Events. If you have any questions or concerns in respect of our events, please contact Hannah Smart or Julia Woodcock in the Events Team at events@helenanddouglas.org.uk

Our Coronavirus (COVID-19) organisational update