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Richard Lancaster

Four intrepid cyclists will take on the NC500, one of the UK’s toughest cycle challenges to raise money for Cumbria Community Foundation.

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Cumbria Community Foundation

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Donations accepted until 15-09-2017

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Led by Richard Lancaster, head of the Penrith branch of Handelsbanken, the four cyclists aim to complete the journey in six days. Saddling up alongside Richard will be Andy Beeforth, Chief Executive of Community Foundation, Simon Peet, who up until recently owned Jim Peet (Agriculture) Limited, and Steve Aynsley, Director of Line-out Trading Ltd. 

Andy Beeforth said: “This is by far the biggest physical challenge I’ve ever taken on. I’ve never ridden 80 miles in a day before, so the thought of doing that day after day for six days is very daunting. I’m hugely grateful to Richard, Simon and Steve for their support. The money raised will boost our grant making in support of some the most disadvantaged people in the county.”  

Event details

Cycling the North Coast 500

Dubbed Scotland's Route 66, the North Coast 500 runs from Inverness, to the Kyle of Lochalsh on the West Coast, via the rugged north coast to John O'Groats, before heading down the east coast, completing the loop in Inverness. The team will cycle a minimum of 80 miles each day and ascend to heights greater than Mount Everest. 

All money raised will be used to make grants through the Foundation Grants Programme, which awards more than £150,000 each year and has supported activities such as Home to Work's unemployment project Skills 4 You, Carlisle Mencap's sports development programme, South Lakeland Carers dementia support group, Shap Community CIO’s redevelopment, and support to victims of abuse through The Birchall Trust.

Event date

10-June-2017 00:00  - 
15-June-2017 00:00

Event type


Event is completed


Sorry for the delay! Well done Simon & the lads!
Donation by Ed Monkhouse
on 12-09-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Steve Pinguey
on 03-09-2017
£5.00 gift aid
You are a star, very well done Mountain Legs xxx
Donation by Alice Lee
on 27-07-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Fantastic effort. Well done to you all. David and Soo
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-07-2017
£50.00 gift aid
Oh well done. Amazing achievement.
Donation by Martin and Derek at Poole Townsend
on 27-06-2017
£5.00 gift aid
From a friend of Cumbria located down south (ie in Liverpool!)
Donation by David
on 26-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
well done
Donation by Tim
on 23-06-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Well done everyone, an incredibly tough challenge
Donation by Valerie
on 22-06-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Great cause and great challenge - sounds tough! Well done all!
Donation by Kerry Doig
on 22-06-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Reaching the target works out as £10 raised each for each mile cycled. That sounds very worth the effort. Congratulations on finishing!
Donation by anon
on 19-06-2017
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £6,220.00
Offline Donations: £7,470.00
Total Raised: £13,690.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £14,322.50

Donations closed

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